NEW HAVEN, Conn. - It's been almost a month since the Yale women's golf team's season opening tournament in Rio Verde, AZ in early March, but the Bulldogs will have to jump right back in to high-level competition Monday when they take to the course at Georgetown's Hoya Invitational. Yale will take on the likes of Eastern Michigan, St. John's, Seton Hall, and Ivy League rival Penn in the the two-day, 72-hole tournament at The Members Club at Four Streams, Georgetown's home course.
The Bulldogs come in to this tournament following a 14th-place finish in that Rio Verde Invitational. Sun Gyoung Park was Yale's top individual finisher, also 14th, buoyed by a final-round of 74 that was the Bulldogs' lowest of the tournament. Junior Joy Kim had the second-lowest three-day total for Yale and finished 52nd.
But those rounds won't be the last competitive showings in the minds of the Bulldogs as they take to the course Monday. Yale took on Harvard Sunday in a "friendly," a bit of a misnomer for what is always a heated matchup between the ancient rivals. That action, though not a part of the season's statistics, could prove crucial for Yale as they ready themselves for an interesting few weeks. The Bulldogs will play this week's tournament, head to the Brown Invitational in two weeks, and then begin last-minute preparations for the Ivy League Championships April 27-29. That quick stretch that constitutes the heart of their spring season, and Yale will look to come out firing in Monday's opening rounds in Maryland.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity