Men’s Golf Third At Ivy League Match Play Tournament With Wins Over Harvard and Yale

Men’s Golf Third At Ivy League Match Play Tournament With Wins Over Harvard and Yale

Princeton, New Jersey - Playing its final competition of the fall season, the Brown men's golf team defeated both Harvard and Yale in head-to-head matches to place third at the Ivy League match play tournament played at the par 72, 7098 yard TPC at Jasna Polana. Host Princeton captured the championship with a 3-1-1 win over Dartmouth.


Coach Mike Hughes' team defeated Harvard, 3-2, in first round matches on Saturday, before falling to Princeton, 3-0-2, in second round competition.  The Bears earned a hard-fought 3-2 win over Yale to place third overall.


In Brown's opening win over Harvard, sophomore Justin Miller earned a decisive 6 & 5 win to give the Bears a 1-0 lead. Junior Peter Callas was a 5 & 4 winner, while senior Nelson Hargrove captured a 1-up victory to clinch the match.


The Bears struggled against Princeton, falling 3-0-2, in a match that started on Saturday, was suspended due to darkness, and completed Sunday morning.


Brown's 3-2 win over Yale came behind the strong play of Miller, who came away with a 6 & 5 win over the Elis.  Freshman Jack Wilson was a 1-up winner over Yale and Hargrove came through once again with a 1-up victory to give Brown the overall win over Yale.


First Round

Brown def. Harvard, 3-2

Justin Miller (Brown) def. Lai (Harvard), 6&5

Cho (Harvard) def. J.D. Ardell (Brown), 3&2

Ramnath (Harvard) def. Jack Wilson (Brown), 4&3

Peter Callas (Brown) def. Marchandani (Harvard), 5&4

Nelson Hargrove (Brown) def. Lederhausen (Harvard), 1 up


Second Round

Princeton def. Brown 3-0-2 (completion of Saturday's suspended match)

Greg Jarmas (Prin) def. Peter Callas (Brown), 7&6

Nicholas Ricci (Prin) def. J.D. Ardell (Brown), 5&4

Joseph D'Amato (Prin) def. Justin Miller (Brown), 3&2

Quinn Prchal (Prin) tied Jack Wilson (Brown)*

Bernie D'Amato (Prin) tied Nelson Hargrove (Brown)*

*matches halted once J. D'Amato had clinched the match for Princeton


Final Round

Brown def. Yale 3-2

Justin Miller (Brown) def. Michael Lewis-Goldman (Yale), 6&5

Joe Willis (Yale) def. J.D. Ardell (Brown), 1up

Jack Wilson (Brown) def. William Davenport (Yale), 1up

Sam Bernstein (Yale) def. Peter Callas (Brown), 4&3

Nelson Hargrove (Brown) def. Bradley Kushner (Yale), 1up