March 19, 2008
KANE'OHE, Hawaii - The Bulldogs finished the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational Wednesday with a third-round score of 325 and a tournament total of 951. That was good enough to finish in sixth place, just one stroke shy of fifth. The top three teams all rank in the country's top 10, and host Hawaii was fourth.
Ellen Brophy shot a final round of 76 to lead Yale with a score of 229 that placed her in 13th. Taylor Lee, competing as an individual, finished closely behind Brophy with a final round of 81 and a total score of 235, tying for 19th place. The rest of Yale's five-person team all finished within four strokes of each other. Natasha Spackey finished with a score of 243, Lindsay Hong with a 244, Cassie Boles with a 245 and Erica Im with a 247. Yale's two other individuals, Harriet Owers-Bradley and Alyssa Roland, finished with scores of 241 and 246 respectively.
No. 7 Oklahoma State was able to convincingly break its tie with No. 6 Arizona on the final day to finish at 880 and win the tournament by 13 strokes. The Wildcats finished in second at 893, with No. 3 Arizona State (897) closely behind them in third. Those three schools dominated with 12 of the top 15 individual scores coming from one of their teams. Brophy was one of only three players not from those three schools to crack the top fifteen.
The only player to shoot under par for the entire tournament was Arizona's Alison Walshe, who shot a three-under score of 213.
The Bulldogs will play their next tournament at the Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Md., on Mar. 31.
Report filed by Charles Moore `10, Yale Sports Publicity