Pictured: Mark Pollak
PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard and Yale tied for the lowest scores at this weekend’s Princeton Invitational hosted by Springdale Golf Club but the Elis won the tiebreaker on the final-round score of the team's fifth player.
With 15 schools competing including seven of the eight Ivies, Harvard took a one-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round but Yale made up that last stroke and took home the title as its No. 5 player, Carson Weinand, bested Harvard’s Danny Mayer by three shots, 74-77.
Still, both clubs impressed with rounds of 874 as Harvard finished at 288-294-292 and Yale at 294-289-291.
Yale also had the individual champion, as Tom McCarthy finished at 3-under ahead of second-place Brendan Kelly of Villanova, who finished at even par.
Harvard was paced by Mark Pollak who rode 11 birdies to a pair of 69 rounds againsta round of 77 coming Saturday afternoon. He finished fourth at 215 overall while Greg Shuman also had a top-10 effort (eighth) with rounds of 72-73-73-218.
Tony Grillo (73-73-73-219) finished 12th while Louis Amira (80-71-78-229) finished 53rd and was one of five players to record an eagle during the weekend. Mayer came in at 60th with rounds of 74-80-77-231.
Towson and Penn tied for third, four shots behind Harvard and Yale, while Villanova finished fifth, 15 shots behind the pace.