Mission accomplished. Almost.
Penn ended up winning three of its 10 tournaments during the year, one in the fall and two in the spring. Unfortunately, the Ivy League Championships did not fall in that category -- the Quakers were atop the leaderboard heading into the final day at the Atlantic City Country Club, but a wild Sunday left them in fourth place (but just nine strokes behind champion Yale).
The titles came in Richmond's Spider Invitational in November, as well as the OMNI Financial Intercollegiate during spring break and the Roar-ee Invitational hosted by Columbia just ahead of the Ivy League Championships. Penn also finished second once, at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate, and took third at four other tournaments.
Individually, Isabel Han won medalist honors at the Spider Invitational and the OMNI Financial, and also finished second overall at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate. It was the highlight of an outstanding year by a number of individuals, and the best news is that none of them graduate.
Two of the Quakers' freshmen, Michelle Lee and Rui Li, capped sensational years by earning All-Ivy honors with their play at the Championships. Lee recovered from a first-round 81 to shoot 74 and then even-par 72 to finish at 227 and tie for fifth, which earned her first-team All-Ivy honors. Meanwhile, Li shot 229 for the three days and tied for eighth to earn second-team All-Ivy. Next year, Penn will enter the season with four All-Ivy players on the roster, as Han and rising senior Tiffany Cheung were All-Ivy recipients at the 2010 Championships.
Han set a school record for stroke average over a season (74.5), and her 69 at Yale was also a school mark for a single round. Lee ended her freshman campaign with a 75.8 stroke average, while Li was close behind at 76.6 and Cheung finished the year at 78.7.