Yale On Top After Day One of Dartmouth Invitational

Yale On Top After Day One of Dartmouth Invitational

Two Strokes Ahead of Boston

HANOVER, N.H. — The Yale women's golf team surged in its first day of fall competition, ending Saturday atop the leaderboard of the Sept. 15-16 Dartmouth Invitational at the Hanover Country Club. 

That was not all the good news for the Bulldogs: sophomores Shreya Ghei and Marika Liu opened their 2012-13 accounts with stellar performances that put them at the helm of the field. Ghei, who shot 71 for the day at the Hanover, N.H. course, leads the field, a stroke ahead of her teammate Liu. 

Finishing the day at 303 overall, the women's team sits two strokes clear of second-place Boston, who finished Saturday at 305. Ten strokes further behind Boston are Ivy League rivals Dartmouth and Brown.

The opening day of fall play for the Bulldogs was exactly what the team was looking for to build momentum not only for the Dartmouth Invitational, but also for the season ahead. Next weekend the women's team will return home for the Sept. 21-23 Yale Intercollegiate at The Course at Yale, and a strong performance at the first two tournaments of the year would surely bode well for the season ahead.

Following the Yale Intercollegiate, the team will make back-to-back weekend trips to Pennsylvania, first to compete in the Sept. 28-30 Nittany Lion Invitational at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa., and then the Oct. 20-21 Lehigh Invitational at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. 

The Bulldogs will aim to retain their lead in the final day's play in Hanover on Sunday. 

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