October 30, 2007

Hong Takes 3rd At Ross Invitational

Oct. 30, 2007

Final Stats

Southern Pines, N.C. - The Yale women's golf team closed its fall season on Tuesday by shooting 961 to finish in sixth place out of 15 teams at the Ross Invitational at the Mid Pines Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. Rollins College won the event with 916. Lindsay Hong capped a successful individual season by shooting a 10-over 226 over three rounds to finish in third place.

Hong also took third in the Bulldogs last event, the Lehigh Invitational, where she shot 163 over two rounds.

Yet the senior's most impressive performance of the fall came in the familiar setting of the Yale Golf Course. It was almost exactly a month ago on September 30 that Hong claimed the first place trophy at the Yale Intercollegiate by shooting a two-round total of 152.

At the Ross Invitational, Hong shot her best round on the first day, a 73, before shooting 75-78 to finish out the tournament amid tough conditions.

Harriet Owers-Bradley was Yale's next best golfer at Mid Pines, finishing tied for 23rd place with 81-80-77-238. The freshman had two top-10 finishes this fall. Natasha Spackey tied for 41st place with 80-79-74-243. Like Owers-Bradley, Spackey also finished in the top-10 twice this season, including a third place finish at the Yale Intercollegiate.

Alyssa Roland (T51) and Cassie Boles (T67) also competed for the Bulldogs.

Senior Ellie Brophy tied for 74th place. It was an uncharacteristic performance for the captain who had three top-10 finishes this fall. She tied for third place last week at the Lehigh Invitational and captured the first place trophy at the Rutgers Invitational on October 13.

Yet despite the fact that sixth place at the Ross Invitational was the Bulldogs lowest finish of the year, it was still a very promising fall season for the Bulldogs as they look forward to the spring. Yale captured fifth place or better in all four of its other tournaments, including second place finishes at the Rutgers Invitational and the Lehigh Invitational, as well as first place at the Yale Intercollegiate.

The Bulldogs open their spring season on March 18 at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Honolulu, H.I.

Report filed by Alex Kleiner '08, Yale Sports Publicity