October 2, 2010

Moon Tries to Continue Dominance at Nittany Lion Invitational

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - See Heo Moon and the women's golf team will try to make it a perfect three-for-three this weekend as they travel to Penn State's Nittany Lion Invitational in State College. Moon has taken individual titles and posted the low score in both of her first two collegiate tournaments (the Princeton Invitational and the Yale Women's Intercollegiate), and her teammates have backed her up, as the Bulldogs, too, have earned championships in both tournaments so far this season.

The Nittany Lion Invitational should mark a step up in competition for Yale, as the 17-team field in State College will consist of the likes of Bucknell, the College of Charleston, Lehigh, Rutgers, Richmond and William and Mary. Also taking to the par-72, 6,231 yard course at Penn State will be Yale's Ancient Eight rivals Columbia and Harvard.

The Bulldogs will need big performances not only out of Moon, but the rest of the squad this weekend as the tournament will score the top four of five scores from each team after 54 holes. Yale will certainly have plenty of players vying for a place in those top four, as last week Harriet Owers-Bradley, Callie Kemmer, and captain Alyssa Roland all tied for seventh overall with matching 54-hole scores of 223. Lily Boettcher and Joy Kim tied for 19th overall.

Yale will tee off against the rest of the Nittany Lion Invitational field starting at 8:30 Saturday morning for 36 holes Saturday, followed by one, 18-hole round Sunday morning beginning at 9.

Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.