April 23, 2011

Bulldogs Head to Final Round Tied for First at Ivy League Championships

NORTHFIELD, N.J. - After a tough second round at the Atlantic City Country Club, the Yale women's golf team maintained its spot at the top of the Ancient Eight leaderboard Saturday, though it was joined by Penn after the Quakers closed a five-shot Friday deficit. 

Freshman Seo Hee Moon and senior Harriet Owers-Bradley tied as the Bulldogs' top finishers, each ending the day tied for fourth at +10 on the weekend, nine strokes behind individual leader Michelle Piyapattra of Columbia. 

The other half of Yale's dominant freshmen duo, Sun Gyoung Park, made a charge up the leaderboard Saturday, moving from a tie for 16th after Friday into the top ten, thanks to a +4 Saturday. Sophomore Joy Kim (+15 overall) heads to the final round tied for 13th overall thanks to a second-round 79, and captain Alyssa Roland is also in the top twenty heading to the final day of competition, tied for 18th at +16 overall. 

In addition to fending off the Quakers, the Bulldogs will have to hold off Harvard, who is just two strokes behind the leaders. Princeton is ten strokes off the pace at +56 overall.

Sunday's decisive final round begins tomorrow at 7:30 am.

Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity