NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's golf team has a quick turnaround following this week's Hoya Invitational in Bellesville, Md. - a tournament which was the Bulldogs take second after one day of competition, as the final round was canceled due to weather. Yale travels to Brown this weekend for the Brown Bear Invitational, the Blue-and-White's last competition before the all-important Ivy League Championships.
Freshman Sun Gyoung Park and senior Harriet Owers-Bradley were the Bulldogs' top finishers at the Hoya Invite, both shooting +11 for the tournament. The other half of Yale's dynamic freshman duo, Seo Hee Moon, was just two strokes behind them at +13 through 36 holes, while sophomore Joy Kim and captain Alyssa Roland turned in +16 days.
So far this season, it has been a combination of youth and experience that has led to Yale's success: Sun and Moon have combined with Owers-Bradley and Roland to provide a strong corps for Coach Chawwaddee Rompothong '00, who has also had the luxury of working in sophomore Alex Lipa (who topped the entire field at last year's Towson Invitational), junior Lily Boettcher (who fired a solid 75 in her opening match of the spring against Longwood), and senior Cassie Boles, also strong in that opener against Longwood. The Brown Bear Invite will give the Bulldogs and Coach Rompothong a chance to nail down the five that will compete in the Ivy League Championships April 22-24, a choice made difficult by the depth Yale presents - depth that has won the Bulldogs two tournaments so far this spring and seen them take second in the truncated Hoya Invite last week by just four strokes.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity