Looking Ahead to Nittany Lion Invitational
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Sept. 21-23 Yale Intercollegiate wrapped up Sunday as its host tied for fourth place at The Course at Yale. The Yale women's team closed the third round of play at 909 overall, in a tie with Seton Hall.
Competing at home in New Haven, Conn., for the first time this fall, the Bulldogs looked to build on momentum from last weekend's victory at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H. But a series of tough days out on the links left the team in a tough spot, 50 strokes behind tournament champions Nova Southeastern, who finished at 859.
But the only Ivy League team to finish ahead of the Bulldogs was Harvard, who finished in outright third at 886. The other Ancient Eight teams competing at the tournament — Brown, Dartmouth, Penn and Princeton — all finished beneath the Yale team.
And the fourth-place finish is a step up from where the Yale team found itself after Friday's first round of play, which saw the Bulldogs shoot 303 to end in fifth place.
Several Yale golfers played consistent golf through the three-day tournament. Leading the way was junior Seo Hee Moon, who finished in a tie for 17th place. Not far behind were sophomore Marika Liu and junior Sun Gyoung Park, who both finished in a tie for 23rd place.
Sunday's result means this year's Yale team equaled the performance of last year's team, which finished the Yale Intercollegiate in fourth place. The highlight of that result was Moon's individual medal-winning performance, clinching the individual title in a playoff.
Looking ahead, the Bulldogs will compete next weekend in the Sept. 28-30 Nittany Lion Invitational at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa. After that event, Yale will travel to the Oct. 7-9 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate at the Greenville Country Club in Greenville, N.C., and then the Oct. 20-21 Lehigh Invitational at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.