April 27, 2014

Yale Finishes Fourth at Ivies

Bernabe Takes Third

NEW HAVEN, Conn—Behind phenomenal performances from individual golfers, Yale women's golf finished in fourth place at this year's Ivy League Championship, held in Springfield, N.J., at Balustrol Golf Course.

Sitting tied for second place after two rounds of play, Yale was unable to make the final push it needed to elevate itself to the top of the overall leaderboard. Harvard (297-297-306—900) secured its third straight Ivy League Championship. Princeton (305-307-309—921) finished in second, followed by Columbia (316-300-313—929) and Yale (312-300-318—930).

Yale freshman Elisabeth Bernabe delivered the standout performance for the Bulldogs, shooting a 226, good for third place, and just nine shots behind the medalist, Anne Cheng of Harvard. The performance earned Bernabe First Team All-Ivy recognition. Junior Marika Liu scored 228, putting her in sixth place on the individual leaderboard. She was awarded with Second Team All-Ivy recognition. Freshman Sandy Wongwaiwate and Junior Shreya Ghei followed with scores of 238 and 240, respectively. Senior Seo Hee Moon shot a 249. This deep lineup has seen dominating performances from each golfer throughout the season. Had Yale been firing on all cylinders this weekend, it is very likely that they would have contended for the championship. Nevertheless, Yale can be satisfied with a strong showing. Yale finished in third place at this tournament each of the last two seasons.

This event caps off a season in which the team did not finish outside of the top three in any tournament, save for this last one. Yale will be returning most of its young roster, and is poised to have an even better 2014-2015 campaign.

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

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