Bernabe Three Strokes Ahead Atop Leaderboard
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—With just one round of play remaining at the Sept. 20-22 Yale Intercollegiate, the Yale women's golf team leads the 17-team field by five strokes. Freshman Elisabeth Bernabe strengthened her lead on Saturday at the Yale Golf Course in New Haven, Conn., to sit atop the individual leaderboard with a three-stroke lead.
Starting Saturday's round five strokes clear of the rest of the field, the Bulldogs posted a 292 overall—the same score they registered on Friday—to close at +16. They maintain a five-stroke lead over the competition, with second-place Xavier shooting the low round of the day to close at +21. The field includes Ancient Eight rivals Penn and Dartmouth, who are in a tie for third and in tenth, respectively.
Meanwhile, Bernabe built on her impressive opening day to finish Saturday with a 72, putting her at -1 overall and three strokes clear of a group of four golfers tied for second. Both Bernabe and Yale came into this weekend's competition with winning momentum from last weekend's Dartmouth Invitational: she clinched the tournament medal and the team won the championship by a 23-stroke margin.
Indeed, the entire Yale team contributed to Saturday's strong result. Freshman Sandy Wongwaiwate turned into the clubhouse at +4 in a tie for eighth. Two strokes back, junior Marika Liu sits in a tie for 12th at +6.
The Bulldogs will look to continue their performance in the final 18 holes on Sunday. They are well positioned to improve on their result last year, when they finished in a tie for fourth.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.