Barrington, R.I. - With the Narragansett Bay as a backdrop, Yale ran away with the team championship at the Fourth Annual Brown Bear Women's Golf Invitational played at the par-72, 6,086 yard Rhode Island Country Club. Host Brown finished 11th in the 14-team field.
Yale's 36-hole team score of 604 outdistanced second place Seton Hall (621) by 17 shots. The Bulldogs shot a sizzling 295 in the final round and were led by Sun Gyoung Park, who shot 75-72—147 to tie for first place individually. Park lost medalist honors in a three-way sudden death playoff between Jennifer Neville from St. John's and Kristyna Pavlickova from Boston University. Neville won the medal on the second playoff hole.
Harvard was in contention heading into the final round, but played the final 18-holes without its number one player, Brenna Nelson, who withdrew due to injury after the first round. The Crimson placed third (623), followed by Columbia (627), defending champion St. John's (631), Rutgers (640), LIU-Brooklyn (641), Boston U. (645), Siena (646), Dartmouth (650), Brown (652), Lehigh (661), Quinnipiac (694), and Sacred Heart (695).
Freshman Maggie Min paced Brown's extremely young team with a 36-hole 154. Min, who shot two-over 74 in the final round, placed 12th individually.
Sophomore Stephanie Hsieh came in at 165 on rounds of 79-86, while sophomore Cassandra Carothers was one shot behind after shooting 80-86—166. Freshman Lauren Flynn finished at 167 (86-81), while senior Erica Farrer shot 86-86—172.
The Brown Bear Invitational was the final tune-up for the Ivy League Championship, April 26-28, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.