Park, Rouse To Compete at NGCA Women's Collegiate Team Championship

Sun Park.
Sun Park.

Opportunity for Bulldogs to Face Off Against Nation's Best

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Two members of the Yale women's golf team — rising sophomore Caroline Rouse and rising junior Sun Gyoung Park — will compete in the Pure Silk Women's Collegiate Team Championship on July 1-Aug. 2. 

The 54-hole stroke play event at the Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio, will pit more than 50 two-person teams chosen from among the nation's top women's collegiate golfers. Park and  Rouse will play as a pair in the tournament, which includes golfers from programs of all NCAA Divisions.

The tournament will feature a unique format: on the first day of play, players will alternate shots, on the second day of competition, players will play the best ball, while on the final day of play, the tournament will take into account the aggregate score of the two players in each pair. 

Rouse and Park enter tournament after notching up several strong performances throughout the regular season. The two players were co-recipients of the Widdy Neale Award this year, which 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.   

Earlier this week, Rouse was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team. Park, who received the same honor after the 2010-2011 season, made the first-team All-Ivy this year, after powering her way through the Ivy League Championship to finish in outright third place.

Both Park and Rouse will have to contend with the Wedgewood Golf & Country Club during the championship. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, and opened in 1991, the course is considered to be one of the most challenging courses in Ohio.

Tickets to the championship are free to the public and play will begin daily at 7:30 a.m.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.