Strong Play Despite Conditions
BEALSVILLE, Md.—Yale women's golf is in third place overall after the first leg of the Mar. 31- Apr. 1 Ninth Annual Hoya Invitational. Through challenging weather conditions at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md., Yale rose to the occasional and put itself in a position to win the tournament, which will conclude tomorrow.
Yale sits in third among a strong 16-team field. Yale, which turned in an overall scorecard of 313 (+26), trails only Pennsylvania (+21) and Michigan (+25). Rounding out the top five after one day of play are St. John's (+34) and Seton Hall (+37).
Golfers played one round in the afternoon after waiting out some early-morning snow that made the course unplayable. As a result, no golfer in the tournament shot under par. Nevertheless, Yale was propelled by strong performances from members who have shined all season. Freshman Sandy Wongwaiwate shot an impressive 4-over 75, good for a tie for second place overall so far. Senior Seo Hee Moon finished tied for seventh place with a round of 78 (+6). Standout freshman Elisabeth Bernabe finished just one stroke behind Moon, tying for 12th place on the leaderboard. Junior Shreya Ghei sits in 25th place after one of her strongest performances of the year. High-caliber performances like these have elevated the Bulldogs throughout the season.
The Bulldogs will look to continue their strong start to this tournament tomorrow, when they will tee off for another round of golf. Golfers hit the tee box at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. Yale has put itself within striking distance of the top two teams, and the individual Yale golfers have a chance to make up strokes tomorrow and compete for the low medal.
Report filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Yale Sports Publicity