SUFFERN, N.Y. - The Penn women's golf team was able to make up four strokes on first-round leader Fairleigh Dickinson over the first nine holes of the second round at the Roar-ee Invitational Saturday. That was fortunate, because inclement weather stopped the event at that point and turned the 36-hole event into a 27-hole tournament.
Penn shot 12-over par during the nine holes, while FDU was 16-over. That put both teams at 33-over par for the tournament, while put them eight strokes ahead of third-place and host Columbia (+41). Siena was fourth at +48, while Lehigh was fifth at +51. The only other Ivy League team in the field, Dartmouth, finished ninth at +69.
Individually, Penn had four top-10 finishers and put all five players in the top 20 of the 69-player field. Freshman Michelle Lee shot a 6-over par 42 on Saturday and finished tied for third at +7 for the 27 holes. Sophomore Isabel Han was +2 on Saturday and finished at +8 for the tournament.
Junior Tiffany Cheung was Penn's low scorer on Saturday; she played her nine holes at even-par 36 and finished at +10 to tie for seventh overall. That matched teammate Elizabeth Kresock, who was +4 on Saturday. Olivia Chang finished t-18th after shooting +6 on Saturday and +14 for the tournament.
Columbia's Michelle Piyapattra was the individual medalist, as she shot +2 (38) on Saturday and +4 (112) for the tournament. That allowed her to defeat Siena's Katelynn Mannix by two strokes.
The Roar-ee Invitational was Penn's final tune-up before the Ivy League Championships. That 54-hole event will take place Friday through Sunday at the Atlantic City Country Club.