Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. – Playing in its first tournament since mid-October, the Yale men's golf team returned to the course at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular for two rounds of play on Saturday. The Bulldogs carded a two-over, 578 and sit in fourth place among the 18-team field while Yale's B team finds itself in 17th place after a 43-over, 619 performance.
"We had a great start to the 2019 spring campaign," head coach Colin Sheehan '97 said. "The boys played very well in the context of the cold start. For the third straight time we've played in a southern tournament, the team played their way into the lead pairing for the final round. We are within striking distance of the three teams above us."
Sophomore Teddy Zinsner shot an even 144, the lowest score of any Bulldog, and is tied for 13th on the individual leaderboard while senior captain James Nicholas is tied for 16th after shooting a one-over, 145.
"The comraderie and spirit among the team is wonderful and we are having fun being in Florida enjoying the warm weather and opportunity to practice and play and compete," Sheehan said. "I want to give a shout out to Sean Yi for his wonderful opening 69 that led the way in the morning round. And I want to credit first year Darren Lin for starting the afternoon round with four straight birdies that helped keep the team grinding along."
The third and final round of the tournament will begin at 8:15 a.m. EST on Sunday at the par 72, 6,793-yard El Campeon Golf Course.
Report filed by Joey Kamm '20, Yale Sports Publicity – firstname.lastname@example.org