Bulldogs Back in Action at ROAR-EE Invitational

Last Test Against Five Ivies Before Championships

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's golf team will return from a more than two week hiatus to compete at the ROAR-EE Invitational hosted by Columbia.  The event will take place on Apr. 17-18 at the Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y.

The Bulldogs last competed at the Hoya Invitational, where they finished fifth with a team score of 637.  Yale opened the tournament tied for second place, but stumbled on the last day with a round of 329, 21 shots higher than their first-round score.  The Bulldogs were led by freshman Alexandra Lipa, who finished tied for 12th with rounds of 75 (+3) and 83 (+11).

The Bulldogs will be up against five other Ivy League teams, including Brown, host Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and Penn.  Joining the Ivy League teams will be Boston University, Fairleigh Dickinson, Lehigh and Long Island University.

The Spook Rock Golf Club is a par 72, 6,884-yard course that features narrow fairways lined with trees. The entire course is heavily wooded with maple and pine with water on five holes and elevated tees. Golf Digest ranks it in the top 25 of America's Best Public Courses.

At last year's ROAR-EE Invitational, the Bulldogs finished in a tie for third with Columbia.  Princeton won the tournament with Harvard right on their heels.  The Bulldogs suffered from a difficult opening day score of 323, while Princeton shot 302 and Harvard shot 309.  However, the Bulldogs righted the ship on Sunday with a round of 310, which was the second lowest of the day.  It was too little too late, though.  Yale was led by junior Harriet Owers-Bradley, who tied for seventh with rounds of 80 (+8) and 75 (+3).

Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity      

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