Women’s Golf in Second Place after First Round

(Photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Trail by Only Eight Strokes with One Round to Play

Milford, Conn.—With one round in the books at the Oct. 20-21 Sacred Heart Fall Classic, played at the Great River Golf Club, the Yale women's golf team sits solidly in second place.

Yale (+29) finished near the top of a strong six-team field, trailing only Seton Hall, who shot a 309 (+21) to secure an 8-stroke lead.  Despite struggling at times on Sunday, the Bulldogs pulled together a good round to surpass tournament host Sacred Heart and last year's runner-up Boston University, among others, on the scorecard.

Spearheading the Bulldogs' effort was Yale's pair of standout freshmen, Elisabeth Bernabe and Sandy Wongwaiwate.  Each shot an impressive 5-over 77 to tie for second place among individual golfers.  Only Seton Hall's Alison Kruse scored better, heading into the clubhouse with a 2-over 74 and an 8-stroke lead.

Senior Seo Hee Moon also sits near the top of the individual leaderboard. She currently holds possession of 11th place, finishing with an 80 (+8).  Fellow senior Sun Gyoung Park came in not far behind, shooting 83 (+11)—good for 15th place.

The results of today's round continue Yale's consistent success and confirm the strength of Yale's young squad. Yale will look to turn in an even better round on Monday, the final day of the two-day event, and contend for first place at the tournament.

Golfers will tee off for their second rounds starting on 9:00 a.m. on Monday with a shotgun format.

Report filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Yale Sports Publicity.