March 17, 2014

Yale Leads Middbleburg Bank Intercollegiate

Full Day One Results

10 Strokes Clear of Second Place

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Kicking off its spring campaign with a fine day of golf, the Yale women's golf team sits 10 strokes clear in first place at the Mar. 16-18 Middbleburg Bank Intercollegiate. 

The tournament, hosted by William & Mary at the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., has been disrupted by weather. Incoming inclement weather cancelled Monday's round but added an additional round to Sunday's schedule.

That did not distract the Bulldogs, who brought their momentum from an outstanding fall season to bear on the first day of competition at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate. They shot overall rounds of 305 and 311 to close the day at 616 overall, ahead of second-place Longwood, which sits on 626. Yale's Sunday result reflected the consistency of performances by all its golfers. 

Freshman Sandy Wongwaiwate continued her fine form on Sunday as she shot rounds of 76 and 75 to turn into the clubhouse in fourth place at 151. Her fellow freshman Elisabeth Bernabe also posted a strong performance on Sunday, closing in fifth place with rounds of 77 and 75 for a total of 152.

Not far behind the two of them are senior Seo Hee Moon and junior Marika Liu, who carded 156 and 157 to end the day in sixth and seventh place, respectively.

With play on Monday cancelled, Yale will look to capitalize on its strong position during the final 18 holes of golf on Tuesday. The Bulldogs are poised to substantially improve their performance at last year's iteration of the tournament, where they finished in sixth place after battling difficult weather during the final day of competition.

Tournament officials will decide Monday afternoon whether Tuesday's final round will take place, based on weather predictions and course conditions. Golfers are currently scheduled to tee off starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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