September 17, 2006

Yale Takes 6th at Dartmouth Invitational

Sept. 17, 2006

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Hanover, N.H. - The defending Ivy League Champion Women's golf team finished in sixth place out of 17 teams at the Dartmouth Invitational on Sunday in the team's first appearance since competing in the NCAA regionals last spring.

After shooting 306 on the first day, the Bulldogs stumbled on Sunday to shoot 327, landing them 34 strokes behind Harvard, who won the event with 599. Yale was tied for second place entering Sunday's round.

"This event was a big learning experience and a wake-up call," said Head Coach Chawwadee Rompothong.

Yale Captain Cindy Shin shot the lowest round for the Elis. Her nine-over 153 landed her tied for seventh place.

After Shin, Erica Im shot 159 and finished tied for 27th. Freshman Ashley Young and Juniors Ellie Brophy and Lindsay Hong all shot 161 and tied for 32nd.

A sixth place finish was a disappointment for a squad with high expectations for the year. Three Ivy League Schools--Harvard, Columbia and Dartmouth--finished above the Bulldogs.

Nonetheless, Coach Rompothong remains optimistic. "The girls are prepared to work harder and play better in order to defend their title in the spring."

Yale returns to action on September 23 at the Penn State Invitational.

Report filed by Alex Kleiner '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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