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May 8, 2011

Yale, Hu and Shon Conclude Play at NCAA Women's Golf Regionals

Portions Courtesy of Yale Sports Publicity and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The women's golf season came to an end this weekend as Yale concluded play at the NCAA East Regional, while Princeton's Kelly Shon and Harvard's Bonnie Hu also finished individual NCAA Regional play as well. Yale tied for 21st at the NCAA East Regional at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bulldog freshman Seo Hee Moon finished her stellar debut season in style, finishing tied for 20th at +4 for the weekend.

Of the 24 teams and 126 total players in the East Regional field, eight teams and the top two individuals not on those eight teams gained bids to the NCAA Championship to take place May 18-21 at Texas A&M.

"Sun Park played spectacular," said Coach Chawwadee Rompothong '00. "She and Seo Hee played really well and I am proud of them. As freshmen, they were able to handle the pressure really well and were able to have fun and enjoy the moment."

No one handled the pressure better than Moon, who turned in three solid rounds, going 74 and 74 on the first two days of the tournament, and saving the best for last with a 72 Saturday. Classmate Sun Gyoung Park also had a strong Saturday after an opening-round 72, finishing her first collegiate season with a 72. Park's three-day total of 226 tied her for 49th overall.

Captain Alyssa Roland and classmate Harriet Owers-Bradley played the final rounds of their collegiate career Saturday, and after a spectacular second-day 72 yesterday, Roland finished up at 237 for the weekend, good for 100th overall. Owers-Bradley's three-day 258 placed her in 123rd. Sophomore Joy Kim fired her best round of the regional Saturday, carding an 81 to finish in 118th overall. 

Saturday marked the close of a season that saw the Bulldogs take the Ivy League Championship while winning the C&F Bank Invitational and taking second in the Hoya Invitational this spring. Yale also earned a one-day win over Longwood in a two-team showdown, and finished fourth overall in the Brown Bear Invitational before taking the Ancient Eight title.

Also at the East Regional, Shon finsihed 11-over par (77-74-76--227) to tie for 52nd.

Playing in the Central Regional in Notre Dame, Ind., Hu tied for 41st at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course. She shot a 14-over par 230 (78-75-77).

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