Lee golfers settle for 13th at Yale tournament
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Lee women’s golf coach John Maupin would be the first to admit he would have loved to have seen his team place higher than 13th and score better than a 967 in the Yale University Fall Collegiate, but he is willing to chalk the 54-hole event up as the experience of a lifetime for his club.

“It wasn’t exactly what we wanted today,” said Maupin as his Lady Flames waited to board the plane and head back toward the Lee campus on Sunday evening, “But I definitely think we can take away some things to work on from this one. I think the physical and mental fatigue took a tale today. It was our fourth round, and it was a difficult course to walk. That is a good thing though, as we need to go through that in preparation for future events. That is one reason we came up here.”

Nova Southeastern (Fla.) led the entire 54 holes, and paced by the tourney’s top three golfers claimed the team title (859). Penn State was second (885), Harvard third (886) while host Yale and Seton Hall tied for fourth (909). Daniela Ortiz, who fired back-to-back rounds of 67 was medalist (207).

Lee sophomore Madison Alexander turned in a 77 on Sunday and drew praise from Maupin. “Madison gave us a great round today, especially in the windy conditions. I was really proud of her for finishing off the tournament well.” Alexander totaled a 243 over the 54 holes. As a team, the Lady Flames had a 325 in the final round.

Courtney Shelton slipped to an 80 on the final day but was still best overall for the Lady Flames (231). Sloane Skinner’s 83 gave her a 246 tally. Bernadette Little came in with an 85 and a three-day total of 247, while Chelsa Rakestraw posted an 88 and finished at 265.

“As a team we are playing a lot of good holes,” added Maupin. “We just need to work on tightening some things up, and avoiding the big numbers. We have a couple weeks until our next one, so we’ll now look forward to preparing for that one. This was such a well-run event, and we want to thank Yale University for hosting us.”