CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - See Heo Moon has certainly burst onto the scene for the Bulldogs this fall, but she may have outdone herself Sunday. Moon took the Harvard Invitational individual title in emphatic fashion , setting a career low with a Sunday round of 66 that not only featured a remarkable hole-in-one, but also established a women's course record - all of which led Yale to a comeback victory over archrival Harvard...on the Crimson's home turf.
The Bulldogs edged the Cantabs by just two strokes; the next closest competitor was Penn, a full 16 strokes off Yale's pace. While Moon may have sparked the Sunday climb, seniors Alyssa Roland (77,79) and Harriet Owers-Bradley (75-82) also turned in solid weekends. Sophomore Alex Lipa and junior Cassie Boles, both at 159 on the weekend, helped push Yale over the host Crimson for the huge win.
Freshman Sun Park, competing as an individual as she returns from injury for Yale, gave the Bulldogs a promising taste of things to come, turning in rounds of 75 and 74 - nine strokes behind classmate Moon, but also eight strokes ahead of any other Yalie.
The Bulldogs have one more tournament before they begin their offseason regimen in preparation for their main spring season. If this weekend's play - particularly that of their out-of-this-world freshmen duo Sun and Moon - is any indication, that spring season promises to be one to remember.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity