Yale's Final Competition Before Ivy Championships
NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Just days after their fourth-place finish at the Hoya Invitational, the Yale women's golf team returns home for its final contest before heading into the Ivy League Championship. The team will be scrimmaging against some stiff competition, including BU, Dartmouth and Quinnipiac. They are set to play on Sunday at the Course at Yale, a par-71, 6,016-yard course known for its relatively short yet tricky holes.
The Bulldogs should feel very comfortable on their home course, where they play numerous practice rounds throughout the year. This course may present a challenge to golfers unfamiliar with the layout. The first hole—dubbed "Eli"—presents an intimidating start, as golfers must carry a small lake with their tee shots and then hit a long second shot into a green that is surrounded by sand traps. Hole nine, "Biarritz," a long and downhill par-3 with an unusual green framed by water in the front and a depression in the back, is the course's signature hole. Hole 18, Connecticut's toughest par 5, is played up and over two separate hills, has two fairways and a number of blind shots. Playing at home should give the Bulldogs an added boost of confidence as they go into this scrimmage.
After the team's well-rounded performance at the Hoya Invitational, Yale is looking to keep its momentum going and take first in the scrimmage. Junior Jennifer Peng has played phenomenally throughout this entire season and only continues to improve. After Tuesday's second-place finish individually, she is looking like the major frontrunner for Sunday's match.
For freshmen Felicia Chang and Beryl Wang, this scrimmage marks the first spring competing at their home course. For seniors Elisabeth Bernabe, Sara Garmezy, Sandy Wongwaiwate and Julia Yao, this match marks their final time driving their irons on the Course at Yale. Wongwaiwate will have one last match as captain of her team on their home course, adding an extra fire to succeed for her and her teammates.
Report filed by Amairani Santoyo '19, Yale Sports Publicity