Look to Build on Last Weekend's Victory
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Returning home after a 23-stroke victory at the Sept. 14-15 Dartmouth Invitational, the Yale women's golf team will host the Yale Intercollegiate at the Yale Golf Course on Sept 20-22.
The Bulldogs will look to capitalize on momentum from last weekend's performance, in which a trio of Yale players also took the top three individual spots on the leaderboard. Freshman Elisabeth Bernabe, who won the individual medal in her first collegiate tournament, will seek to continue her fine form, as will senior Seo Hee Moon and junior Marika Liu, who finished second and third, respectively, at the Dartmouth Invitational.
After playing at the Hanover Country Club, which head coach Chawwadee Rompothong '00 described as a "mini Yale course," the return back to New Haven, Conn., will give the Bulldogs a home course advantage. Designed by champion golfer and co-founder of the USGA Charles Blair Macdonald, the par-70 6,044-yard Yale Golf Course is an exemplar of the early American golf course and has consistently been voted the number one college golf course in America.
The field this weekend will include two Yale teams and 16 other teams, including Ivy League rivals Dartmouth and Penn. Coming into this weekend's tournament, the Bulldogs have been ranked No. 15 in the country among Division I teams by Golfstat.
All the golfers in Yale's lineup will look to perform well amongst this highly competitive field. They include Sandy Wongwaiwate, who tied for eighth last weekend at her first collegiate tournament, and senior captain Sun Gyoung Park, who tied for 11th last weekend and clinched the individual medal at the Yale Intercollegiate two years ago.
At last year's Yale Intercollegiate the Bulldogs tied for fourth with Seton Hall, as Nova Southeastern claimed the championship.
Golfers will tee off with an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start on Friday, an 8:00 a.m. start on Saturday based on Friday's results, and a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.