NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Penn women's golf team had another historic weekend as the Quakers finished second out of 14 teams at the 54-hole Yale Invitational, held Saturday and Sunday at the famed Course at Yale.
Saturday was certainly an eventful day for the team, especially that morning's first round. It included a hole-in-one by freshman Olivia Chang on the famed ninth hole; a program individual record for low score as Isabel Han shot a 69; and a team record for low score in a round at 294. That put the Quakers in the lead, before host Yale came back in the second and third rounds to pull away.
Yale's final score for the three-round tournament was 296-293-297--886, well ahead of Penn's 294-301-304--899. Boston College was third (302-302-303--907), followed by Longwood (313-305-298--916). Among other Ivies in the field, Brown was eighth (316-304-315--935) and Dartmouth was ninth (305-320-314--939).
Han kept up her steady play through Sunday, finishing at 69-72-72--213, good for 3-under par and second place overall behind Yale's Seo Hee Moon (73-70-67--210). They were the only two golfers out of 74 to finish the tournament under par. Freshman Rui Li was sixth overall, carding 71-72-79--222, while classmate Michelle Lee tied for 23rd with 76-79-76--231. Junior Tiffany Cheung tied for 37th (80-78-77--235) and Chang tied for 64th (78-90-84--252). Playing as an individual, sophomore Elizabeth Kresock shot 79-79-78--236 and tied for 39th overall.
Penn returns to action October 11-12 when the Quakers travel to East Carolina University to take part in the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate.