April 12, 2008
MAMARONECK, N.Y. - After Friday's widespread field at the Roar-EE Invitational, there was no movement among the top three teams on the final day. Brigham Young (942), who started the day up by 25 shots, ended up winning by 23. Harvard (965) finished in second behind Brigham Young, increasing its lead over Yale to 23 shots. The Bulldogs (988) shot their best round of the tournament on Sunday with a score of 325.
Individually, senior Ellen Brophy was Yale's lowest scorer. She shot her best round of the tournament (78) on Sunday to finish in ninth place. Junior Natasha Spackey and sophomore Taylor Lee both tied for 22nd with a total score of 252. Freshman Harriet Owers-Bradley finished tied for 33rd. Senior Lindsay Hong, after shooting her best round of the tournament Sunday (79), finished tied for 35th, unable to overcome her first round score of 98.
Freshman Cassie Boles, competing for Yale as an individual, had a strong weekend, finishing tied for 25th with a three-round score of 253.
Friday's individual leaders, Natalie Jimenez and Juli Erekson, from Brigham Young, retained their positions, finishing in first and second, respectively. Emily Balmert of Harvard was the only player to come close to red figures, shooting a Sunday round of even-par.
The outcome of the tournament bodes well for Yale at the Ivy League Championships next week. Although Harvard finished ahead of Yale, Princeton was 10 shots behind the Bulldogs, Columbia was 14 shots back and Brown finished 89 shots behind Yale.
The Bulldogs will compete for a spot in the NCAA's next week at the Ivy League Championships. The tournament will take place over two days starting Saturday, Apr. 19.
Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity