Sept. 13, 2008
HAPPY VALLEY, Pa. - The Bulldogs sit in 7th place after two rounds Saturday at the Nittany Lion Invitational. The Bulldogs shot team rounds of 315 and 312 for a total of 627. They currently are 25 shots behind William and Mary, who leads with a two-round score of 602. The host school, Penn State, and Longwood University trail William and Mary by 12 shots with scores of 614. Yale is only two shots behind last year's Ivy League Championship runner-up, Columbia. Princeton is three shots ahead of Columbia and five ahead of Yale.
Freshman Callie Kemmer led the Bulldogs, and most of the tournament field, with two rounds of 73, placing her alone in second place, three shots ahead of Robin Lee of Columbia. Kemmer, however, is competing as an individual for the Bulldogs and her scores do not get factored into the team score. The five-man team was led by senior Erica Im, who shot a two-round score of 155, putting her in 25th place. Sophomore Harriet Owers-Bradley is in 31st place after shooting scores of 79 and 77 in her first two rounds. Senior captain Natasha Spackey and sophomore Alyssa Roland both shot two-round scores of 158 to place them in a tie for 40th. Rounding out Yale's team is sophomore Cassie Boles, who finished just three shots behind Spackey and Roland with a score of 161.
Leading the race for the individual title is William and Mary's Morgan Stepanek who shot rounds of 69 and 75 to put her two shots ahead of Yale's Kemmer. Last year's individual Ivy League champion, Princeton's Susannah Aboff, is in a six-way tie for 11th, after shooting a two-round score of 153. She currently sits seven shots behind Kemmer and nine behind Stepanek.
The tournament will conclude with its final round Sunday morning.
Report filed by Charles Moore `10, Yale Sports Publicity