Oct. 1, 2006
New Haven, CT - The Yale women's golf team finished in third place out of 11 teams at the Yale Intercollegiate on Sunday at the Yale Golf Course. The Bulldogs entered the second and final round in third place and maintained their position as Ivy rivals Harvard and Princeton switched places atop the leaderboard, giving the Tigers the victory.
Princeton shot 293, the low round on Sunday, five strokes better than Harvard's 298, which was just enough to allow the Tigers to slip by the Crimson to win by two strokes. Over the two day event, Princeton shot 602; Harvard 604.
Yale shot 308 on Sunday and finished with 620, five strokes ahead of Rollins College who finished in fourth place.
Rain slowed play early on Sunday, but the skies cleared and allowed the golfers to finish their rounds. All 11 teams shot better scores on Sunday than on Saturday despite the wet conditions.
Natasha Spackey was Yale's top finisher at the event, finishing tied for fourth place with a two-round score of 150. This was the first official event of the year for Spackey, who participated as an individual at the Nittany Lion Invitational.
Captain Cindy Shin, who has been Yale's most consistent golfer all Fall, shot 154 and ended up in ninth place, finishing in the top 10 for the third straight tournament. The senior tied for seventh place at the Dartmouth Invitational and tied for sixth place at the Nittany Lion Invitational.
Shin said the team didn't perform as well as it had hoped. Still she remains optimistic about the season. "The players in Ivy League golf are setting the bar really high this year and we are going to do our best to match and even surpass that bar. I know we can do it and we have talented and dedicated players who are determined to do just that. I have faith in my teammates and I believe that our hard work is going to pay off in the end."
The Bulldogs return to action next weekend on October 7 when they travel to Williamsburg, VA to compete at the ECAC Championship.
Report filed by Alex Kleiner '08, Yale Sports Publicity