Bulldogs Start Strong with Second Place Standing
BEALLSVILLE, Md– On the first day of the Hoya Invitational, the Yale women's golf team came out swinging. Day 1 consisted of two rounds of play on the par-72, 6,127-yard Four Streams golf course. Yale currently sits in second place with an overall team score of 605, leading Princeton, last year's champion, by two strokes. Leading the Bulldogs are standout junior Jennifer Peng, who is currently in first place individually and along with captain and senior Sandy Wongwaiwate, who currently sits in T7th place.
The field is stacked with 15 highly competitive teams: Boston University, Bucknell, Columbia, Georgetown, Monmouth, Penn, Princeton, Richmond, Rollins, Seton Hall, South Florida, St. John's, Stephen F. Austin State, Towson and Yale.
Right from the first round, the Bulldogs demonstrated that they were a force to be reckoned with, earning a team score of 300, leaving them tied for second. Peng wasted no time in making a statement on the field, launching herself into first place with a round one score of 70 (-2). Right behind her, Wongwaiwate scored a 74 (+2), placing her in T10th. Also among the top twenty-five were senior Elisabeth Bernabe and sophomore Sabrina Long, who both scored a 77 (+5). Rounding out the team score were sophomore Julie Luo and freshman Beryl Wang.
During the second round, the Bulldogs held on to their second place standing. Peng scored a 72, securing her first place finish for Day 1. Wongwaite scored a 75 (+3) in the second round and moved up in the rankings from T10th to T7th. Luo improved her performance in the second round from a 79 (+7) to a 77(+5). The overall team score for the second round was a 305.
Competition will resume tomorrow as the women's golf team moves into the final round of play.
Report filed by Amairani Santoyo '19, Yale Sports Publicity