March 9, 2010

Yale Holding in 15th After Day 2 at JMU Invite

Roland shoots 75

ORANGE PARK, Fla. - The Bulldogs remained in 15th at the JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational on Monday, despite shooting a significantly better round.  Yale still only managed two rounds in the 70s, but the overall total was 12 strokes lower.  The Bulldogs shot a team score of 314 (+26) and are in a tie with the University of Iowa.  Central Arkansas still leads the way after shooting a round of 297 (+9), but South Florida is right on its heels just three strokes back.

The biggest improvement for the Bulldogs came from junior Alyssa Roland.  After shooting a first round score of 83 (+11), she came storming back on Monday and shot a 75 (+3) to put her in a tie for 53rd.  She shot a fairly consistent round with one birdie, four bogeys, and 13 pars. 

Junior Cassie Boles had another solid day for the Bulldogs and managed to drop two strokes off her score from Sunday.  Boles shot a 77 (+5) with three bogeys and a lone double bogey.  The double bogey came on the par 5 10th, a hole that Boles also struggled with on Sunday.  Boles is 12-over for the tournament and is currently tied for 43rd

Tied in 53rd with Roland is junior Harriet Owers-Bradley.  After shooting a solid round of 78 on Sunday, Owers-Bradley gained two strokes to score 80 (+8) on Monday.  She was hurt by a triple bogey and a double bogey, as well as five bogeys.  She did recover a few shots with birdies on three and four.

Sophomore Callie Kemmer and freshman Alexandra Lipa continued to struggle on Monday.  Kemmer dropped a stroke off her Sunday score, but still shot an 86 (+14).  She had two triple bogeys and a double bogey as well as 6 bogeys.  She was unable to card a birdie.  Lipa also improved her score, dropping four shots to shot 82 (+10).  She opened the round with a double bogey on 10 and could never recover.  Before the day was done, she would shoot two more double bogeys, five bogeys and a lone birdie on 18.

Yale's individuals did not fair a whole lot better.  Sophomore Lily Boettcher and freshman Joy Kim stayed up in the 80s.  Boettcher did drop three strokes off her score to shoot 83 (+11), but she is still in 90th.   Kim gained two strokes en route to an 85 (+13) and a tie for 87th.

The Bulldogs will play their final round, beginning Tuesday morning.

Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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