Two Bulldogs in Top Five
BEALSVILLE, Md.—Yale women's golf finished in third place overall in the Mar. 31- Apr. 1 Ninth Annual Hoya Invitational. The second day of the tournament saw improved course conditions and lower scores at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md. Yale's consistent play over two days ensured another top-three finish for a team that has experienced much early-season success.
Yale was in third place among the 16-team field heading into Tuesday's play. Yale finished Tuesday with a team score of 620 (+44). Pennsylvania won the event with an overall score of 607, while Michigan came into the clubhouse having shot 611. Yale's score of 306 on Tuesday was lower than its score for Monday's round, but was just not low enough to catch up with the leaders. Scores of 314 and 306 on consecutive days represent the kind of consistent that Yale has strived for all season.
The conditions in Beallsville were much improved Tuesday morning, as a shining April sun melted much of the snow that had arrived the previous day. While no golfer in the tournament shot under par on Monday, Amanda Chin of Pennsylvania, who ended up being the medalist for the tournament, shot one stroke under par. Senior Seo Hee Moon of Yale turned in the second best round of the day, shooting a par 72. That strong round moved her from seventh place after day one into third place overall at the tournament's conclusion. Freshman Sandy Wongwaiwate's two-day score of 152 (+8), earned her fifth place overall. Freshman Elisabeth Bernabe stayed at 12th place with a round of 77 on Tuesday, two strokes lower than Monday's round. Senior Sun Gyoung Park shot a tidy round of 77, good for 22nd place overall (+15).
Remarkably, Yale's third-place finish at the Hoya Invitational was its lowest finish of the year; Yale has come in first or second place at every tournament it has competed at this season. Still, the Bulldogs will be happy with their effort at this event, and will try to carry their positive momentum into their Apr. 5-6 match at Seton Hall in Springfield, N.J. The Bulldogs will look to continue their successful season as this, the final event of the year before the Ivy League Championships.
Report filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Yale Sports Publicity