Owers-Bradley Tied for 32nd
ORANGE PARK, Fla. - 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).
With 10 teams ranked in the Golfweek top 100, the competition was expected to be fierce. Yale was led by junior Harriet Owers-Bradley, who shot a round of 78 (+6), putting herself in a tie for 32nd. Owers-Bradley opened the day with a double bogey on the par 5 10th followed by three more bogeys, before finally birding the par 5 17th. She would go on to bogey three more holes, broken up only by another birdie on the par 5 seventh.
Right behind Owers-Bradley was junior Cassie Boles, who fired a 79 (+7) and wound up in a tie for 40th. Boles was unable to find a birdie all day, but had five bogeys and a double bogey on the par 4 15th.
Yale's struggles came from having three scores well above 80, and having to count two of them. Junior Alyssa Roland, sophomore Callie Kemmer and freshman Alexandra Lipa all shot rounds above 80. Roland was the low scorer of the three with a round of 83 (+11). Like Boles, she was unable to card a birdie, while having nine bogeys and a double bogey. Lipa was next with her round of 86 (+14). She was able to card two birdies, but was plagued by a number of bogeys, a double bogey, and two triple bogeys. Rounding out Yale's team was Kemmer, who shot a round of 87 (+15). Kemmer was hurt by four double bogeys and a handful of bogeys.
Yale also had two individuals competing. Sophomore Lily Boettcher and freshman Joy Kim both played on Sunday. Kim is currently in a tie for 76th, with her score of 83 (+11). Boettcher shot an 86 (+14), placing her in a tie for 88th.
The Bulldogs will play the second of three rounds starting Monday morning.
Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity