May 13, 2006
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. - Yale concluded play at the NCAA East Regional at Bryan Park Golf Club on Saturday. Yale shot a 315 in the final round, finishing with a three-round total of 919. That total was 48 strokes lower than Yale's previous best at an NCAA Regional.
Cindy Shin shot a 74 on Saturday to lead the way for the Bulldogs. She and Jeehae Lee tied for 54th with a three-round total of 226. Lee, whose 73 on Friday tied Sarah Seo's four-year old mark for the lowest individual round at a regional in Yale history, shot a 77 on Saturday.
January Romero (233) and Lindsay Hong (234) rounded out the field for Yale. The Bulldogs played with only four golfers, as Ellie Brophy was sidelined by an illness just before the team was scheduled to leave on Tuesday.
The first two rounds of this regional, in which the Bulldogs shot a 308 and a 296, represent the two best rounds Yale has posted at an NCAA regional. The previous low was a 316 in the first round at the 2002 East Regional at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La.
Yale's previous best overall performance in the NCAAs also came four years ago when the Bulldogs shot a 967.
The Bulldogs' 919 this year placed them 20th at the regional. Tennessee shot an even-par 864 to finish first.
The top eight teams at the regional, plus the top two individuals not on those teams, advanced to the NCAA Championship May 23-26 at the Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio, hosted by Ohio State.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity