April 19, 2008
NORTHFIELD, N.J. - After two rounds of the Ivy League Championship, Yale is sitting in fifth place behind Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and Penn. Yale shot a 48-over to finish with a score of 624. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they are 39 shots behind Harvard (585), which finished the day with a team score of only nine-over par. Princeton was ten shots behind the Crimson with a score of 595, and rounding out the top three was last year's Ivy League Champions, Columbia, with a score of 596.
Yale finished the day with three players in the top 20. Senior Lindsay Hong and freshman Harriet Owers-Bradley finished tied for 17th with scores of 156. One shot behind them was senior Ellen Brophy (157) in a tie for 20th. Junior Natasha Spackey finished tied for 22nd with a score of 159, and sophomore Taylor Lee shot a 165 to round out Yale's five person team.
Harvard is playing well though, with four of its five players in the top 10. Emily Balmert and Claire Sheldon were two of only three players to finish under-par with scores of -4 and -2, respectively. The leader after two rounds is Susannah Aboff of Princeton, who shot an Ivy League record with her first round score of 65. She finished the day nine-under par.
The Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them Sunday. Their closest opponent, Penn, is only nine shots ahead of the Bulldogs, but even the Quakers are 30 shots off of Harvard.
Yale will tee off at 8:00 a.m.
Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity