Rouse Ties for Fourth as Lady Pirate Intercollegiate is Washed Out

Caroline Rouse.
Caroline Rouse.

Complete Final Results

Tuesday's Round Cancelled Due to Weather

GREENVILLE, N.C. — The Oct. 8-9 Lady Pirate Intercollegiate wrapped up early Tuesday after the scheduled round was cancelled due to unplayable weather, leaving the Yale women's golf team in 10th place with an overall +20 score. 

The difficult weather, which also washed out the second scheduled round on Monday, added to the challenge facing the Yale golfers: the tournament, hosted by East Carolina University at the Greenville Country Club, drew a powerful field of 20 teams, many of which are nationally ranked.

"Overall, the team looked great and we would have liked to get in more holes. We were up there on the leader board all day and a few of the down pours yesterday interrupted our rhythm," said Head Coach Chawwadee Rompothong '00. "There are a bunch of teams clustered on the leader board and we were only seven shots back from second place. It would have been nice to have the opportunity to move up the leader board today, but the course is under water."

The Bulldogs did, however, have one standout performer in the shortened tournament: sophomore Caroline Rouse, who played consistently skillful golf through Monday's difficult round, closed at Even. That score was good enough to tie for fourth place—and earn Rouse a spot on the 11-person All-Tournament Team.

"Caroline finished in 4th overall and I am very proud of her. She has been working really hard on her game and has a great attitude," Rompothong said. "She and I are both excited that she was able to weather out the storm yesterday and put together an even par round which included a stretch of three birdies in a row."

Not far behind Rouse was junior Sun Gyoung Park, who shot +4 in the first round to close in a tie for 24th place.

Last year, the Bulldogs claimed seventh place — just five strokes away from the top five — at the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate.

Looking ahead, the Bulldogs have just one remaining fall tournament: the Oct. 20-21 Lehigh Invitational at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. Then, the Yale team will break until they recommence competition next March.

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