Yale Coach Moan Wins Connecticut Women's Amateur Golf Tournament

June 25, 2004

Yale Women's Golf Coach Mary Moan won the Connecticut Women's Amateur Golf Tournament Friday, beating Guilford's Katie Stepanek 4 and 3 in the final. Moan, with Yale Assistant Athletic Director Fritz Rodrgiuez as her caddy, won 8 and 7 in the first round and 9 and 7 in the quarterfinals, then topped Jean Sennett in a playoff in Thursday's semifinals.

Moan just participated in the Women's Eastern Amateur and finished tied for 26th of 80 with a 231. Her upcoming tournaments include:

  • July 6 US Amateur qualifier, Newtonville, MA
  • July 13-15 New England Women's Golf Association Championship, Rutland, VT
  • Aug 7-15 US Women's Amateur, Erie, PA (pending qualifying)
  • Aug 10-12 CT Women's Amateur, Wallingford, CT
  • Aug 16-17 Met Open, Scarsdale, NY
  • Aug 23-24 Mass Open
  • Sept New England Open

    Moan is entering her fourth season with the Bulldogs and has already led Yale to an Ivy League title and the school's first NCAA Championship appearance. She won 16 collegiate tournaments while an undergraduate at Princeton, including the 1997 Ivy League Championship. She was named to the 1997 National Golf Coaches' Association All-America team after advancing to the NCAA Championships as an individual.

    A native of Far Hills, N.J., Moan was a distinguished junior golfer at The Pingry School, where she won the 1991 Philadelphia Junior Girls' Championship and was a 1993 American Junior Golf Association All-American.

    report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department