Golfers Clinch Victory in Williamsburg
Tuesday Play Cancelled Due to Snow and Rain
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—The Bulldogs could not have asked for a better result to open their spring campaign. After leading by nine strokes at the conclusion of the first day of play, the Yale women's golf team clinched victory at the Mar. 16-18 Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate on Tuesday after play was cancelled due to overnight snow and rain.
The inclement weather prevented golfing scheduled for Monday and Tuesday from taking place at the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., thereby making the tournament into 36-hole contest. Fortunately, the Bulldogs made the most of those two rounds of play on Sunday and recorded a powerful opening to their spring season.
Yale carded rounds of 305 and 312 to finish the tournament with 617 overall, nine strokes clear of second-place Longwood on 626. In winning the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate, the Bulldogs beat out a tough field that included Fairleigh Dickinson, Hofstra, IUPUI, Lehigh, Longwood, Monmouth, Navy, Radford, Sacred Heart, St. Francis and William & Mary.
This performance reflected consistency of performances by all the Yale golfers. Freshmen Elisabeth Bernabe and Sandy Wongwaiwate led the way, tying for fourth after both shot scores of 152. Bernabe recorded rounds of 77 and 77 while Wongwaiwate fired two rounds of 76. Their strong performance at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate builds on an incredible fall in which Bernabe won three individual medals and Wongwaiwate recorded two second-place finishes.
Just behind the two freshmen were Seo Hee Moon and junior Marika Liu, who posted 156 and 157 to end the day in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Junior Shreya Ghei finished in a tie for 16th after turning in with 161.
The Bulldogs' victory at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate builds on a fall run in which the team finished in no lower than second place at a tournament. They won the Dartmouth Invitational and the Yale Intercollegiate, before finishing runner-up at the Nittany Lion Invitational and the Sacred Heart Fall Classic.
Next up for the team is a return to the Hoya Invitaitonal, held this on Mar. 31-Apr. 1 at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md. Last year the Bulldogs contended strongly amongst the 14-team field to finish in second at the tournament.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.