NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coming off a 22-stroke victory in the 2018 Ivy League Championship, the Yale men's golf team will embark on a challenging 2018–19 slate as the Bulldogs look to win a second consecutive conference title and repeat for the first time since 1996 and 1997. In addition to its pair of annual invitationals held at The Course at Yale, the Elis are set to compete in eight other regular-season competitions spanning across four different states including a trio of events in New York.
Yale opens its season on Aug. 31 with the F.A. Borsodi Student Championship, a two-day primer for fall competition in which Bulldog golfers compete against each other at their home course. Senior and captain James Nicholas, the 2018 Ivy League Player of the Year, will look to win the event for the third straight season. Next up in early September is the Doc Gimmler hosted at the Bethpage Red Course, an invitiational that the Elis placed second in last season.
Two weeks later the Bulldogs will travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational hosted by Wake Forest, the first collegiate tournament held there in over 50 years. Shortly thereafter the team will head to Ithaca, N.Y., for the Cornell Invitational before returning home for the Macdonald Cup held at The Course at Yale on Sept. 29-30 as the Elis will look to successfully defend their tournament victory from 2017.
A trio of Ancient Eight rivals will then square off at the Harvard-Yale-Princetion match, a one-day, 36-hole tri-match, in Locust Valley, N.Y., at a course to be determined in the Elis' final event of the fall season on Oct. 13. Following a five-month winter hiatus, the Bulldogs will resume play at El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., for the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular from Mar. 16-17 before heading north for a dual match against an unnamed opponent at Ohoopee Match Club in Cobbtown, Ga. two days later.
For the second straight season Yale will compete at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C. in late March before concluding the regular season with the Princeton Invitational, an event the Elis won in 2018, and the Yale Spring Invitational. Both of these tournaments have dates that are yet to be determined but will likely be contested in April. Finally, the Bulldogs will look to secure a second-straight NCAA Regionals bid at the 2019 Ivy League Championship on a course and date that are also to be determined.
Yale's full schedule can be found here.
Report filed by Joey Kamm '20, Yale Sports Publicity – firstname.lastname@example.org