2011-12 Yale Women's Golf News

July 11, 2012
Two Bulldogs Earn All-American Scholar Honors
Two members of the Yale women's golf team were named to the Nation Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team on July 10: recently graduated captain Lily Boettcher, for the second year in a row, and rising sophomore Caroline Rouse.

June 20, 2012
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.

May 8, 2012
Park, Rouse Honored at Annual Women's Golf Banquet
Sophomore Sun Gyoung Park and Freshman Caroline Rouse were honored as co-recipients of the Widdy Neale Award at the annual women's golf banquet. The award is given annually to the player who does the most to boost the morale of the team and who goes the extra step both on and off the course.

May 4, 2012
Lipa Named 2012-13 Women's Golf Captain
Alexandra Lipa (Birmingham, Mich.) has been named captain of the 2012-13 Yale women's golf team. Lipa was elected by a vote of her teammates at this week's annual banquet.

May 3, 2012
Moon, Park Earn All-Ivy Honors
Yale's stellar sophomore duo Seo Hee Moon and Sun Gyoung Park earned All-Ivy Honors for their performances at last weekend's Ivy League Championships. Park took home first-team recognition for her third-place finish, while Moon's eighth-place showing garnered her second-team honors.

April 29, 2012
Bulldogs Finish Third at Ivy League Championships
The Yale women's golf team took third in the the 2012 Ivy League Championships, ten strokes behind winner Harvard, and just four behind second-place finisher Penn. Sun Gyoung Park had a spectacular weekend for the Bulldogs, taking third overall: her 54-hole score of 231 was just one behind Penn's Isabel Han for second place. Harvard's Bonnie Hu (225) took home the individual championship.

April 28, 2012
Bulldogs Within Striking Distance Heading into Final Round at Ivy Championships
The defending Ivy League Champion Yale women's golf team is in a good position to defend its title heading into Sunday's final round at Seaview Golf Resort. The Bulldogs sit in third place after 36 of 54 holes, but are just one stroke behind second-place Penn and four off the pace set by Harvard.

April 27, 2012
Bulldogs Set to Defend Title at Ivy League Championships
The reigning Ivy League Champion Yale women's golf team will defend its title at this weekend's Ivy League Championship at Seaview Golf Resort in Galloway, N.J. The Bulldogs send the quintet of captain Lily Boettcher, junior Alex Lipa, sophomores Seo Hee Moon and Sun Gyoung Park, and freshman Shreya Ghei to take on a wide open Ancient Eight field in the three-day tournament starting Friday.

April 27, 2012
Bulldogs Two Off Pace at Ivy League Championships, Park Second Overall
After a windy first day at the Ivy League Championships, the defending champion Yale women's golf team sits in second, just two strokes behind Penn for the lead. Sophomore Sun Gyoung Park and junior Alex Lipa led the way for the Bulldogs, as Park (2nd) and Lipa (T-4th) are both in the top five in the individual standings heading into Saturday's second round.

April 9, 2012
Bulldogs Lead Pack With Best Round of Day Two
The Yale women's golf team had the best second round of anyone at the Brown Invitational Monday, firing a combined 313 en route to a fourth-place finish overall in the 36-hole tournament. Captain Lily Boettcher also turned in a stellar performance as an individual, riding a second-round 78 to a 15th-place finish. Among the biggest reasons for the push up the leaderboard, however, was sophomore Seo Hee Moon, who turned in the low round of the day - a 72 - to finish fourth overall.

April 8, 2012
Bulldogs Head to Providence for Final Tuneup Before Ivy League Championships
The Yale women's golf team heads to Providence, R.I. Sunday for the Brown Invitational, its final regular season tournament. The Bulldogs are coming off an eighth place finish at Georgetown's Hoya Invitational last weekend, and after a midweek return to New Haven have a quick turnaround to Providence for Saturday's practice round.

April 8, 2012
Yale Chasing Four At Brown Invitational
The Yale women's golf team find itself in fifth-place, trailing three Ivy League rivals and 25 strokes behind first-place St. John's, after 18 holes at the Brown Invitational. The individual leader through the first round is also an Ancient Eight foe, Princeton's Kelly Shon, who is competing at the tournament as an individual.

April 2, 2012
Bulldogs Back in Action at Hoya Invitational
It’s been almost a month since the Yale women’s golf team’s season opening tournament in Rio Verde, AZ in early March, but the Bulldogs will have to jump right back in to high-level competition Monday when they take to the course at Georgetown’s Hoya Invitational. Yale will take on the likes of Eastern Michigan, St. John’s, Seton Hall, and Ivy League rival Penn in the the two-day, 72-hole tournament at The Members Club at Four Streams, Georgetown’s home course.

April 2, 2012
Bulldogs in Eighth After Day One at Hoya Invitational
The Yale women's golf team sits in eighth place after 36 holes at Georgetown's Hoya Invitational after firing a combined score of 659 over Monday's opening rounds. Sophomore Seo Hee Moon led the way for the Bulldogs after round one, and classmate Sun Gyoung Park finished the day with Yale's best two-round score (162), good for 20th in the individual standings.

March 12, 2012
Park's Final Round 74 Paces Bulldogs on Final Day at Rio Verde Invitational
Sophomore Sun Gyoung Park fired Yale's lowest round of the three-day Rio Verde Invitational Sunday - a 74 - to tie for 14th overall in the individual standings. That finish matched her team's 14th-place finish at Quail Run Golf Course in the squad's first action of the spring season.

March 11, 2012
Sun and Moon Shine for Bulldogs on Day Two at Rio Verde Invitational
The Yale women's golf team bettered its leaderboard position with a strong showing in Saturday's second round of the Rio Verde invitational at Quail Run Golf Course in Rio Verde, Arizona. The climb - a move from 15th to 14th overall and fewer than ten strokes out of a place in the top ten - was sparked by the illuminating performances of dynamic sophomore duo Seo Hee Moon and Sun Gyoung Park, who shot rounds of 76 and 75, respectively.

March 10, 2012
Reigning Ivy League Champs Set to Defend Title
The reigning Ivy League champion Yale women's golf team begins its title defense Saturday, Mar. 10 in Arizona at the Rio Verde Invitational, one of four tournaments on a highly competitive schedule that should have the Bulldogs well-prepared for the Ivy League Championships in late April. Yale lost a few key components of last year's championship squad to graduation in former All-Ivy selections Cassie Boles, Harriet Owers-Bradley and Alyssa Roland. But Head Coach Chawwadee Rompothong '00 has welcomed three freshmen to the Yale fold in addition to a high-powered corps of returners that turned in solid performances in the fall season, and look to be contenders for the Ancient Eight title yet again.

March 10, 2012
Park Leads Way for Bulldogs in First Action of 2012
The Yale women's golf team officially teed off its 2012 spring season Friday at the Rio Verde Invitational, hosted by Western Michigan, at the Quail Run Golf Course in Rio Verde, AZ. The Bulldogs are tied for 15th in a highly-competitive field after day one, and were led in scoring by sophomore Sun Gyoung Park, whose opening-round 79 has her tied for 30th in the overall standings.

October 16, 2011
Bulldogs Finish Up Fall Season
The Yale women's golf team rounded out its fall season with a fifth-place finish at the Harvard Invitational, the last of its four fall tournaments. Sophomore Seo Hee Moon was the Bulldogs' low scorer, carding a second-round 79 to finish tied for eighth overall.

October 15, 2011
Bulldogs Round Out Fall Season at Harvard Invitational
It's been a busy week for the Yale women's golf team. The Bulldogs wrapped up play in Greensboro, N.C. at the East Carolina Invitational Tuesday, flew home and will be back on the road Friday morning for their final event of the fall season, the Harvard Invitational. The Crimson will host the two-day tournament at Boston Golf Club in Hingham, Mass.

October 15, 2011
Bulldogs Look for Sunday Comeback at Harvard Invitational
The Yale women's golf team will take aim at archrival Harvard and the rest of the all-Ivy field at the Harvard Invitational when they take to the course for Sunday's final round at the Boston Golf Club in Hingham, Mass. The Bulldogs sit fifth after Saturday's round, which saw many high scores -- and very few low ones -- carded up and down the leaderboard .

October 11, 2011
Bulldogs Climb the Leaderboard on Final Day of Lady Pirate Invitational
Coming into the final round of the Lady Pirate Invitational Tuesday, the Yale women's golf team was in 14th place, 27 shots off the lead. 18 holes and a handful of low scores later, the Bulldogs finished the tournament in seventh - just five strokes out of the top five in one of the most competitive fields on their schedule. As usual, it was sophomore Seo Hee Moon leading the way for Yale, finishing tied for seventh at +1 overall.

October 10, 2011
Moon Shines for the Bulldogs with Stellar Second Round
The Yale women's golf team finished a long, 36-hole day in 14th place overall at the Lady Pirate Invitational, hosted by East Carolina University. Sophomore Seo Hee Moon followed up a morning round of 76 with a stellar second-round 69 (-3) to pace the Bulldogs, and is tied for 11th overall in the individual standings.

October 9, 2011
Bulldogs to Face Tough Challenge at Lady Pirate Invitational
Following a weather-shortened, ninth-place showing at last weekend’s Nittany Lion Invitational in State College, PA, the Yale women’s golf team is on the road again, this time to Greenville, N.C. for the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate, hosted by East Carolina University.

October 2, 2011
Final Round of Nittany Lion Invitational Cancelled Due to Weather
Inclement weather and poor course conditions forced the cancellation of Sunday's final round at the Nittany Lion Invitational in State College, PA. As a result, the two-day results will be counted as final. That leaves the Yale women's golf team tied for ninth overall with Harvard in the second of four fall tournaments. Freshman Seo Hee Moon and sophomore Alex Lipa tied as the Bulldogs' top individual finishers with two-round totals of 154.

October 1, 2011
Lipa Leads the Bulldogs at Day Two at Nittany Lion Invitational
Junior Alex Lipa's second-round 75 led the way for the Bulldogs on day two at the Nittany Lion Invitational in State College, PA. She and freshman Seo Hee Moon are tied with two-day scores of 154, good for 27th overall. Yale is tied for ninth overall with rival Harvard.

September 30, 2011
Bulldogs Head to Nittany Lion Invitational
The Yale women’s golf team heads to State College, Pa. this weekend for the Nittany Lion Invitational. The Bulldogs are coming off a fourth-place finish at their own Yale Intercollegiate last weekend, a tournament in which reigning Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year Seo Hee Moon took home the individual title. Moon won a playoff with Harvard’s Tiffany Lin, using an opening-round 69 to pick up right where she left off in 2010-11.

September 30, 2011
Moon Leads the Way for Bulldogs After Day One
After the first 36 holes at Penn State's Nittany Lion Invitational, it's a familiar face -- sophomore Seo Hee Moon-- leading the way for the Bulldogs, who finished the day in 12th with a combined score of 318. Moon's round of 76 has her in a tie for 13th.

September 27, 2011
Rompothong Honored with "From the Rough" Coach Award
Yale coach Chawwadee Rompothong ’00 has been honored with the From the Rough Coach Award, given by Michael Critelli, Executive Producer of the film From the Rough, which is scheduled for release in February 2012. The award honors coaches who have selflessly given to others and acted as mentors, role models, and friends as they have invested time to help others succeed, like the film’s main character Dr. Catana Starks. Starks was the first black woman ever to coach a Division I men’s college golf team, at Tennessee State University, a historically black college.

September 18, 2011
Bulldogs Take Fourth, Moon Wins Title at Yale Women's Intercollegiate
The defending Ivy League Champion Yale women's golf team started its 2011 fall campaign with a fourth-place finish at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate, held at the Course at Yale. Last year's unanimous Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year Seo Hee Moon took home the individual title in playoff holes after tying Harvard's Tiffany Lim with a three-round total of 218. The Crimson (894) took home the team championship, finishing 16 strokes ahead of second-place Longwood (910).

September 17, 2011
Bulldogs in Fourth Through Two Rounds at Yale Women's Intercollegiate
The host Yale Bulldogs are in fourth with a combined score of 608 after round one at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate. Sophomore Seo Hee Moon is the individual leader after an opening-round 69 and second-round 74, and Harvard is leading the team scores with a combined 588, 13 strokes ahead of Longwood and Nova Southeastern University, who are tied for second.

September 6, 2011
Bulldogs Ready to Kick Off Fall Season with Yale Women's Intercollegiate
The reigning Ivy League Champion Yale women’s golf team will host the Yale Women’s Intercollegiate Sept. 17-18 at the Course at Yale as the kickoff to its 2011 fall season. The Bulldogs took home the title at their tournament last season -- and at three others last fall -- and will look to achieve similar success in four fall dates this season.

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