Romero Wins William and Mary Invitational
March 28, 2004
January Romero was the individual champion at the William and Mary Invitational, cutting 7 strokes off her first round score to shoot a 3-under 69 for a 2-round score of 145. She beat the second place finisher, Longwood's Tiffany Woodyer, by 6 strokes. The Elis came in 2nd as a team with a score of 621, three strokes back on champion James Madison.
The Bulldogs, who led the tournament after the first day, had a tougher showing overall on the second day and added 7 strokes to their total. Yale recorded a 307 and 314 in the two days.
Cindy Shin, whose first-round 73 had her in first place after Saturday, shot a 79 in the second round to finish third overall.
Three other Bulldogs had second-round scores of 83: Jessica Shapiro, Lauren Ressler, and Stephanie Wei. Shapiro finished with a 40th-place score of 161, while Ressler and Wei came in 52nd and 56th with scores of 163 and 164.
Yale defeated Ivy League rival Princeton by one stroke in a finish that highlights what will be an intense Ivy League Championship weekend on April 17 and 18th.