Yale Ends Day One of the Princeton Invitational in First

Jennifer Peng
Jennifer Peng

Peng Leads Field

Princeton, N.J.—Behind a dominating first-place performance from Jennifer Peng, the Yale women's golf team ends day one of the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club in first place. Yale heads into the second day of the invitational two points ahead of rivals Georgetown and Columbia.

The Bulldogs posted two top-10 performances. Junior Jennifer Peng continues her incredible season finishing day one for the Princeton Invitational tied for first place with a two-round total of 142. She started out the tournament strong with a first round score of 73. During round two, she surpassed all expectations, scoring an impressive 69.  Also in the top-10 is senior captain Sandy Wongwaiwate, who sits in T-7th place with a two-round total of 147. She played remarkably well with a first round score of 72 and a second round score of 75.  Her consistency and positive attitude have set the tone for the rest of the Bulldogs this season.

Senior Elisabeth Bernabe shot a 76 in the first round, which she followed with an impressive 74. She sits in T-14th place. A low Sunday round could potentially move her into the top-10.

Freshmen Felicia Chang has also helped the team claim the first place position, scoring a 75 in the first round and a 77 in the second round.

Yale's two-round score of 591 currently has the team sitting in first place. Two years ago, the Bulldogs had the exact same score and sat in the exact same position. With a strong performance tomorrow, the team has a chance to repeat history and claim the championship title. Georgetown and Columbia both ended day one closely behind with a two-round score of 593, ensuring a competitive and exciting third round tomorrow.

The competition is set to resume tomorrow with Yale teeing off at 9:24am.

Report Filed by Ami Santoyo '19, Yale Sports Publicity