Yale Holds Five Stroke Lead After Day Two

Elisabeth Bernabe. Photo courtesy of Andy Garmezy.

Round Two Results

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. 

Senior Seo Hee Moon is at +8 overall, in a tie for 17th, while junior Shreya Ghei wrapped up play Saturday in a tie for 31st place with +12. Freshman Sara Garmezy is at +14 in a tie for 39th.

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.