March 30, 2010

Bulldogs Finish Fifth at Hoya Invitational

Defeat Other Ivy League Teams

BEALLSVILLE, Md. - The Bulldogs struggled on Tuesday at the Hoya Invitational amongst difficulty conditions that saw nearly every team shoot significantly higher scores.  Yale (637) finished the tournament in fifth place, after shooting a second round of 329.  Nova Southeastern (612) held on to win with a round of 309.  Maryland (616) took second and there was a tie for third between Campbell (635) and Rollins (635).

Junior Cassie Boles went from shooting the team’s highest round on Monday to its lowest on Tuesday.  She shot a round of 81 (+9) for a total score of 163.  She finished in a tie for 30th with junior Alyssa Roland.  Roland shot rounds of 78 (+6) and 85 (+13) to also finish with 163.

Yale’s best finisher was freshman Alexandra Lipa, who shot a round of 75 (+3) to open the tournament on Monday, but closed with a round of 83 (+11) on Tuesday.  Her total of 158 was good enough to finish in a tie for 12th.

One stroke behind Lipa was junior Harriet Owers-Bradley.  Owers-Bradley shot rounds of 77 (+5) and 82 (+10) to finish tied for 15th with a score of 159.

Senior captain Taylor Lee rounded out Yale’s team win a tie for 23rd.  She shot rounds of 78 (+6) and 83 (+11) to finish with a score of 161.

Despite Yale’s slip in the standings, they did manage to beat all other Ivy League competition in the tournament.  Brown, Columbia, and Penn finished in 12th, 7th and 8th, respectively.

The Bulldogs will have some time off before playing again at the ROAR EE Invitational on Apr. 16-18.

Report filed by Charles Moore ’10, Yale Sports Publicity

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