February 7, 2013

Spring Schedule Looms For Golfers

Competitions in Florida and Virginia Over Spring Break

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Hard at practice since its fall season concluded in October, the Yale women's golf team will tee off its spring schedule with competitions in Florida and Virginia en route to the Ivy League Championship. 

Looking to beat last year's third-place finish in the Ivy League Championship, which takes place Apr. 26-28 this year at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J., the Bulldogs have a lengthy spring season ahead. In its spring schedule, the team will look to build on its success in the fall, which included a victory at the Sept. 15-16 Dartmouth Invitational.

"The team is looking forward to a new year and they are working hard to prepare for this spring," said head coach Chawwadee Rompothong '00. "I am really excited to see how our hard work this winter pans out. Either way, I know the team will give all it has to get the best results."

The season begins in earnest over the spring break with a Mar. 9 scrimmage against Seton Hall at the Mountain Lake Golf Course in Mountain Lake, Fla. That will be followed, two days later, by a Mar. 11 match against Lehigh on the Lost Tree Golf Course in Jupiter, Fla.

Those two match-ups will prepare the Bulldogs for the Mar. 17-19 William & Mary Spring Invitational, held this year at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va.

Once the Yale team returns from the university's spring break, competition will recommence with the Hoya Invitational, hosted at the Four Streams Golf Course in Gaithersburg, Md., from Apr. 8-9.

Less than a week later, the Bulldogs will travel to Providence, R.I., to compete in the Apr. 14-15 Brown Invitational, held at the Rhode Island Country Club. Last year Yale finished near the top of the leaderboard, in fourth place overall.

The Brown Invitational will provide the team its last opportunity to tune-up before the Ivy League Championships.

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