Sun Park (Vail, Ariz.), who joins the Yale Women's Golf Team as a freshman this fall, made her first career hole-in-one on the 141-yard, par-3 sixth hole at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship last Friday.
Junior Alyssa Roland and sophomore Callie Kemmer were both named to the womens golf All-Ivy First Team. The members of the All-Ivy teams were determined by virtue of their individual finish at the Ivy League Championship this past weekend at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. The first team is composed of the top-five finishers, while the second team is comprised of sixth place through 10th place.
Junior Lissa Roland saved the best for last. She fired a round of 73 (+1) on Sunday to climb her way up the leaderboard and claim the Ivy League Championship. The Bulldogs did their best to make a team charge, but they had dug too big a hole with their score of 328 in the first round. Yale did surpass a number of teams over the final two days, including rival Harvard, to claim second place. Penn went on to win the tournament and their first ever Ivy League Championship by a staggering 22 strokes.
It was moving day at Baltusrol and the Bulldogs did their part, dropping 14 strokes of their Friday score. Yale (642) moved up two spots into third place, just 12 shots back of second place Harvard (630) and 20 shots back of first place Penn (622).
After round one at the Ivy League Championships, the womens golf team is in fifth place, 14 shots back of the Penn (314). Scores from all the teams were high on Friday, with only two players in the tournament shooting scores under 75. Every team had to count at least one score in the 80s and the Bulldogs (328) had to count two. Harvard (319) is currently in second, with Princeton (325) and Columbia (325) in a tie for third.
For the first 10 years of the Womens Ivy League Golf Championship, there were only two names ever inscribed on the trophy: Princeton and Yale. Six times the Bulldogs captured the title and four times the Tigers did. As of late, the rest of the Ivy League has been trying to get in on the party with Columbia winning one and Harvard winning the last two. Yale will look to change that this year at the world-famous Baltusrol Golf Club. The three-day championship will take place Apr. 23-25.
The Bulldogs faced some tough conditions Saturday at the ROAR-EE Invitational. Yale (619) finished in third place behind Harvard (603) and Penn (613). Harvard and Penn somehow managed to master the conditions, as each played close to their scores from Friday. But the Bulldogs played seven strokes higher than their first round score and could not catch the Crimson.
The womens golf team is in prime position after day one at the ROAR-EE invitational. Harvard (300) leads, but Yale (306) is just six shots back of the Crimson and one shot ahead of Penn (307). The Bulldogs were led by freshman Alexandra Lipa, who shot an opening round 71 (-1) to put herself in a tie for first.
The Yale womens golf team will return from a more than two week hiatus to compete at the ROAR-EE Invitational hosted by Columbia. The event will take place on Apr. 17-18 at the Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y.
The Bulldogs struggled on Tuesday at the Hoya Invitational amongst difficulty conditions that saw nearly every team shoot significantly higher scores. Yale (637) finished the tournament in fifth place, after shooting a second round of 329. Nova Southeastern (612) held on to win with a round of 309. Maryland (616) took second and there was a tie for third between Campbell (635) and Rollins (635).
After knocking off the winter rust at the JMU Invitational, the Bulldogs got things back on track Monday at the Hoya Invitational. After the first round, Yale (308) is in a tie for second with Maryland, and just five shots back of the leader, Nova Southeastern (303).
After taking 16th at the JMU Invitational over spring break, the Bulldogs will look to bounce back this weekend at the Hoya Invitational. The eighth annual Hoya Invitational will be held on Mar. 29-30, with 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday. The 17-team field will play at The Members Club at Four Streams.
The Bulldogs remained in 15th at the JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational on Monday, despite shooting a significantly better round. Yale still only managed two rounds in the 70s, but the overall total was 12 strokes lower. The Bulldogs shot a team score of 314 (+26) and are in a tie with the University of Iowa. Central Arkansas still leads the way after shooting a round of 297 (+9), but South Florida is right on its heels just three strokes back.
The Bulldogs finished 16th at the JMU/Eagle landing Invite, after three tough rounds of golf. Yale continued to improve though, shooting their best round of the tournament on Sunday. Yale shot 307 (+19) and had four of their five rounds under 80. South Florida won the tournament with a total score of 898 (+34). They were trailed closely by Illinois in second at 904 (+40).
The Bulldogs are in 15th at the JMU Eagle Landing Invite after 18 holes of golf. Yale shot a team round of 326 (+38) and is currently 27 shots behind the leader, Central Arkansas (299). South Florida is in second place with a score of 303 (+15) and Kennesaw State rounds out the top three with a score of 304 (+16).
After a successful fall season, the Yale womens golf team is gearing up for the spring. The Bulldogs return four of five starters and have added two freshmen, one of whom already won a tournament in the fall. The Bulldogs have not won an Ivy League Championship since 2006, but they came close last year, when they lost to Harvard by just two strokes. Yale will have three tournaments to get ready for Ivies.
Junior Harriet Owers-Bradley won the Lehigh Invitational in a playoff on Sunday afternoon. Owers-Bradley came into the day two shots back and tied for seventh, but after shooting the lowest score of the tournament, she found herself in a tie for first with Lehighs Rosie Davies. It only took one playoff hole and a 15-foot clutch putt for Owers-Bradley to wind up holding the first-place plaque.
The Yale womens golf team is in fifth at the Lehigh Invitational after battling horrendous conditions all day. Columbia (312) is currently leading the tournament after being the only team to post three scores in the 70s. The Lions have a six shot lead on the Crimson of Harvard (318) and a 13 shot lead on Penn. Yale (332) is twenty shots back of Columbia.
After a disappointing finish at the Nittany Lion Invitational, the Bulldogs have had two weeks to regroup and are ready to take on the Lehigh Invitational this weekend. The tournament hosted by Lehigh will take place on Oct. 17-18 at the Saucon Valley Country Club. The tournament will feature two rounds of 18 holes.
The Yale womens golf teams struggles continued on Sunday at the Nittany Lion Invitational. Yale (942) shot a Sunday round of 322 (+34) to finish in eighth place. Rollins (909) ran away with the tournament, after shooting a team score of 296 on Saturday. The Tars finished 16 shots ahead of host school Penn State (925) and 18 shots ahead of Eastern Michigan (927).
After another waterlogged year at the Yale Womens Intercollegiate, the Bulldogs are looking to right the ship this week at the Nittany Lion Invitational hosted by Penn State. The tournament will be played over two days Oct. 3-4 with 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. The teams will be competing on Penn States Blue Course.
Due to early morning and rain and a wet afternoon forecast, the final round of the Yale Womens Intercollegiate was cancelled. Harvard was crowned the champion based on yesterdays rounds. The Crimson shot a two-round total of 610, besting second-place Penn by nine strokes. Yale finished in fourth place with a score of 626.
After two rounds at the Yale Womens Fall Intercollegiate, the Bulldogs are in fourth place and 16 shots back of perennial rival Harvard. Both Yale (626) and Harvard (610) struggled Saturday morning, but the Crimson made a big move in the afternoon, while the Bulldogs remained stagnant.
With one tournament win already in the bag, the No. 40 Yale womens golf team is preparing to host its only tournament of the season. The Yale Womens Intercollegiate will feature 13 teams and be held Sept. 26-27 at The Course at Yale. The teams will play 36 holes on Saturday, followed by 18 more on Sunday.
The best way to start a season is with a victory and that is exactly what the Yale women's golf team did Tuesday at the Towson Invitational. Led by freshman Alexandra Lipa, the Bulldogs took their 15-stroke lead from Monday and extended it nine more to claim the tournament by a staggering 24 strokes. Along with the win, Yale (590) broke its own single-round scoring record of 296 by four strokes, carding a total round of 292. The next closest team was Longwood (614) who finished in second, followed by Southern Illinois (626) in third.
The Bulldogs have wasted no time coming out of the gates at the Towson Invitational, where they jumped out to a 15-shot lead on Monday. Yale (298) was led by freshman Alexandra Lipa who shot the low round of the tournament at 69 (-1). Chasing the Bulldogs are Southern Illinois (313), Longwood University (315) and Fairleigh Dickinson (320). The only other Ivy League team at the tournament, Dartmouth, is in sixth with a score of 338.