NEW HAVEN, Conn.— After last weekend's successful scrimmage, the Yale women's golf team enters the Ivy League Championship on a high note. During the scrimmage they tied for first place with BU and placed higher than Brown and Dartmouth, two of their competitors this weekend. The three-day tournament will take place April 21-23 at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The par 72 course stretches over 7,036 yards, challenging the golfers' staminas.
The Bulldogs have had great success at the tournament in recent years. Two years ago, the team finished in second place. Last year, the team took third and Jennifer Peng was the individual winner of the championship. This may be the year the Bulldogs reclaim the championship title.
Senior and captain Sandy Wongwaiwate has competed multiple times at the championship, which will help her keep her calm and enable her to encourage and lead her teammates, especially the rookies. Peng has had an incredible season thus far and seems to be a frontrunner for the individual champion title once again. Her incredible skill and composure on the course will be essential for an attempt to reclaim her title. Senior Elisabeth Bernabe is also no stranger to the pressure of the Ivy League Championship. During last year's championship, Bernabe, Wongwaiwate and Peng all scored within the top 20. This year, having three veteran players on the course will put the Bulldogs in a great position for taking a shot at the title and a chance to compete in the NCAA tournament.
Report filed by Amairani Santoyo '19, Yale Sports Publicity