Bulldogs in Sixth after Day One in State College

STATE COLLEGE, P.A. - The women's golf team currently sits in sole possession of sixth place in the Nittany Lion Invitational, hosted by Penn State. The Bulldogs sit just seven strokes behind Western Michigan and the host Nittany Lions, who are currently tied for the top spot through 36 holes of play.

Freshman superstar See Heo Moon, who has taken the top spot in each of her two collegiate outings to date, is currently tied for second at +2 through the first two rounds. The leader, Kaylee Imel of William and Mary, is just one stroke ahead of her heading into Sunday's final round.

Also in solid position after day one is sophomore Alex Lipa, whose rounds of 77 and 74 have her positioned in a tied for thirteenth with four other players. Joy Kim, just two strokes behind Lipa, is in an eight-way tie for 23rd.

Captain Alyssa Roland (37th, +12) and classmate Harriet Owers-Bradley (49th, +14) also turned in top-50 finishes for the Bulldogs.

If they hope to close the gap and make a run at the team title, Yale will have to track down not only Western Michigan and Penn State, but the likes of Rollins, William and Mary and, most intriguingly, Harvard; the Crimson are currently tied with William and Mary for fourth, a mere three strokes ahead of the Bulldogs.

Moon, Lipa and the rest of the women's golf squad will look to stage a Sunday comeback and keep their season-opening tournament win streak alive when action continues Sunday in State College.

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