Difficult Opening Day at Home
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A tough day out on The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn., has left the Yale women's golf team sitting in 5th place at the Yale Intercollegiate, 11 strokes behind tournament leaders Nova Southeastern.
Although the Bulldogs entered the tournament on the heels of a victory at last weekend's Dartmouth Invitational, they found the going more difficult on the first day of play Friday. Still, the team has two more days at its home course to regain ground and position itself atop the leaderboard.
The Yale team finished Friday at 303; the only Ivy League team positioned above the Bulldogs are Harvard, which ended the round in the tie for second place with Penn State, at 298 apiece.
Leading the way for the Bulldogs are junior Seo Hee Moon and sophomore Marika Liu, who shot +3 to close in a tie for 11th place. The two of them, as well as several other members of the women's team, will look to use the momentum of last week's performance to climb the leaderboard on Saturday. Last week, sophomore Shreya Ghei, who ended Friday in a tie for 22nd place, took home the individual medal, and four others, including Moon and Liu, made the top 10.
Despite the momentum, the Yale Intercollegiate's field of 17 is certainly challenging. Other Ancient Eight teams featured include Brown, Dartmouth, Penn and Princeton.
At last year's Yale Intercollegiate, the women's team finished in fourth place. The highlight of last year's tournament was Moon's individual medal, which she clinched in a playoff against a Harvard golfer.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.