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).
Four Bulldogs finished in the top 25 individually, among them two freshmen: Shreya Ghei and Marika Liu. Ghei tied for 11th with rounds of 78, 74 and 78, while Liu finished in 19th with a similarly symmetrical weekend (79, 75, 79).
Junior Alex Lipa and sophomore Sun Gyoung Park tied for 21st, both firing three-round scores of 234. Freshmen Caroline Rouse rode a final round 79 to a spot in the top 50, and captain Lily Boettcher matched that in her opening round en route to a tie for 46th.
Harvard, Longwood and Nova Southeastern University (913) went 1,2,3 in the final standings, respectively, while the Bulldogs (925) finished ten strokes ahead of IUPUI (935).
Yale's next action will come at the highly-competitive Nittany Lion Invitational, beginning Sept. 30th. The Bulldogs play four tournaments this fall before breaking until March for the spring season.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity