Wongwaiwate Leads Field, Yale in Second

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(Photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Day Two Results

Bulldogs Just One Stroke Behind Tournament Leaders

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.—At the end of the second day's play at the Sept. 27-29 Nittany Lion Invitational at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa., the Yale women's golf team is poised in second place, just one stroke from the lead. 

And freshman Sandy Wongwaiwate shot up the leaderboard Saturday, with skillful stroke play throughout the day, to sit in a tie for the lead with two other golfers.

Playing through the par-72 6,263-yard Penn State Blue Course on Saturday, Yale shot 294 to finish at +7, one stroke behind leader Kent State, who closed at +6, and eight strokes ahead of defending champion Penn State, in third place with +15. That has set up an exciting final day of play for the 13-team field, as teams contend for the championship. 

The individual medal is also up for grabs: Wongwaiwate fired the day's equal low round of 70 to finish at -2 alongside two Kent State golfers, and will look to sustain her performance on Sunday.

Not far behind Wongwaiwate is fellow freshman Elisabeth Bernabe, who turned into the clubhouse with an Even score in a tie for fourth. In her past two tournaments Bernabe has registered two individual victories, so she will certainly be in the hunt as the tournament draws to a close.

Junior Marika Liu finished the day with +6, in a tie for 17th, while senior Seo Hee Moon sits in a tie for 42nd at +11. 

The final round will kick off with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start on Sunday.

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