PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Pennsylvania women's golf team finished in a tie for fifth place out of eight teams at the season-opening Princeton Invitational. The tournament was 54 holes and took place on the Tigers' Springdale Golf Club, which played at par-72 for the weekend.
Penn shot 309-311-316--936 as a team, and tied Delaware (319-304-313--936) for fifth. Harvard took the team title, shooting 291-291-301--883 as a unit which was 12 strokes ahead of second-place Princeton (296-293-306--895). Columbia was third, while St. John's was fourth.
Freshman Marissa Kay was Penn's low scorer in the tournament, carding 75-80-73--228 to place 13th in the field of 51 golfers. Another freshman, Sophia Chen, shot 76-80-80--236 and tied for 22nd. Senior Olivia Chang (79-76-82--237) was third among Penn players and tied for 25th overall. Yet another freshman, Isabella Rahm, shot 79-79-84--242 to tie for 34th overall, while junior Amanda Chin (88-76-81--245) scored in two of the rounds and finished 40th.
Two other freshmen competed in the event as individuals for the Quakers. Franchesca de la Torre shot 85-81-84--250 and tied for 43rd in the field, while Erin Lo carded 90-85-86--261 and tied for 50th.
Harvard's Tiffany Lim was the individual medalist; she shot a 4-under-par 66-71-75--212 and finished three strokes ahead of Columbia's Michelle Piyapattra.
Penn returns to action next weekend, competing in the 54-hole Yale Fall Intercollegiate from Friday through Sunday.