July 13, 2004
Yale Women's Golf Coach Mary Moan is competing in the New England Women's Golf Association Championship July 13-15 at the Rutland Country Club in Rutland, VT. The tournament marks another step in Moan's return to competitive golf, which she resumed this part spring after a seven-year hiatus.
She won the Connecticut Women's Amateur Golf Tournament last month, 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 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.
The NEWGA Championship is a 54-hole stroke play championship. After 36 holes the field will be cut to 70 players plus ties and anyone within 10 shots of the leader in the player's respective category for the final round. Results can be found on-line at the Women's Golf Association of Massachussetts website
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity Department