Neel Williams ’03 is doing what a captain is supposed to do: lead.
Williams, the captain of the men’s golf team, was a medalist at the George Washington Invitational Monday with a 73. Princeton narrowly edged Yale, 309 to 312, for the win.
Ben Levy ’04 and Brian Kim ’06 tied for seventh at 78.
Play was postponed Sunday because of rain but commenced Monday in the shortened 18-hole event.
Williams has a spectacular start this spring for the Elis. During spring break, he lifted Yale to a sixth-place finish at Waterwood in Texas with a 69-76, good enough for fifth place individually.
Also over Spring Break, Yale sent Williams, Ben Levy ’04, Steven Gray ’05, Andrew Vitt ’05 and Gabriel Borrud ’06 to a tournament in Kentucky.
Yale placed third out of 18 teams behind Austin Peay and host Eastern Kentucky. Williams was a medalist for the Elis, shooting 67-71-73 over three rounds.
Yale, which won the George Washington Invitational last year, will have to tinker with its season-long goals. The Elis can earn their first title of the spring at home next weekend when they return to New Haven for the Yale Spring Opener.
— Josh Lotstein