September 28, 2012

Rough Weather On First Day of Nittany Lion Invitational

Will Look to Climb Leaderboard in Remaining Two Rounds

Complete First Round Results

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — One round into the Sept. 28-30 Nittany Lion Invitational here at the Penn State Blue Course, the Yale women's golf team finds itself in 12th place after a tough day out on the links. 

Closing Friday at 312, the Bulldogs will look to ascend the leaderboard in the remaining two rounds of play in State College, Pa. Host Penn State leads the competition, with a first round of 292 overall; other Ivy League teams ahead of the Yale include Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton, which ended the day in third, a tie for fourth, and 10th, respectively.

The Nittany Lion Invitational is traditionally one of the most competitive tournaments Yale competes in during the fall season; this year, there are 16 other strong teams in the field. Still, they will certainly look to build upon last year's performance at the Nittany Lion Invitational, where they finished in a tie for ninth place overall with Harvard.

Rough weather did not help players as they made their way through Penn State's Blue Course, a par-72 course of 6,229 yards. Leading the way for the Yale team are junior Sun Gyoung Park and sophomore Shreya Gei, who both closed at 77 to sit in a tie for 28th place.

After the Nittany Lion Invitational, Yale will travel to the Oct. 7-9 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate at the Greenville Country Club in Greenville, N.C., and then the Oct. 20-21 Lehigh Invitational at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa.

Saturday's round will take place in pairings with an 8:30 a.m. start.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.