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.

Penn took the team title by five strokes over second-place Harvard and Columbia, while the individual title went to the Lions' Michelle Piyapattra, who finished the tournament +5.

Sophomore Sun Gyoung Park tied for 12th (78, 84), while junior Alex Lipa finished just a stroke behind her, tied for 15th. Freshmen Shreya Ghei and Marika Liu were also tightly-packed, 24th and 26th, respectively. Captain Lily Boettcher tied for 35th overall.

The defending Ivy League Champion Bulldogs had a challenging fall that opened with their own Yale Invitational and a fourth-place finish. Next up was the always-difficult Nittany Lion Invitational which was shortened by an early October snowstorm and a top-10 performance (ninth overall). The Bulldogs then flew to North Carolina for the East Carolina Invitational where they took seventh against one of the toughest fields they'll face all year, before heading to Boston after just two days off for this weekend's All-Ivy showdown.

Moon led the way for the Bulldogs throughout the fall as she did her freshman year, posting the team's top individual finish in each of her four outings. Classmate Park also picked up where she left off last year, restoring the Bulldogs' dynamic duo as they head into the spring.

Junior Alex Lipa was also a consistently high finisher for Coach Chawwadee Rompothong '00 this fall. She and Boettcher, who appeared in all four tournaments, will be integral parts of the Bulldogs' quest for back-to-back titles next spring.

Yale now heads to a nearly six-month offseason before heading to Arizona to open up play for the spring in early March.

Report by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity

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