EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Penn junior Olivia Chang shot 76-75--151 to finish as co-medalist at the ECAC Championships, a 36-hole tournament that took place Friday and Saturday at the Twisted Dune Golf Course.
Chang shared the honor with Dartmouth's Sarah Knapp, who carded 78-73 to get her 151. They were atop the leaderboard in a 54-player field. For Chang, it was her first tournament title as a collegian.
"I am so proud of Olivia and Amanda for their solid play at ECACs," said Head Coach Mark Anderson. "This is Olivia's first collegiate win, and she has worked hard to earn it. We worked on a swing change that would allow her to be more consistent and hit more fairways and greens. She was very solid during both rounds, leading the team in fairways hit and greens in regulation. She has also worked on her mental game, focusing more on the process of executing each shot with confidence that the result."
As a team, Penn finished fourth out off 11 teams. The Quakers had a first-round 316 on Friday and followed up with a 322 on Saturday to finish the event at 638. Boston University won the team title, shooting a two-round 631 which was two strokes ahead of second-place Hartford. Sacred Heart (637) was third, one stroke ahead of the Quakers. Dartmouth, the only other Ivy League team in the field, shot 647 as a squad and placed sixth.
Sophomore Amanda Chin was right behind the winning duo; she shot 77-75--152 and tied for third along with Sacred Heart's Malin Wallheede. Senior Isabel Han carded 78-84--162 and tied for 20th in the field, while Allison Oakes shot 85-88-173 to place 37th and Libby Hooton shot 86-88--174 to tie for 38th.
Penn's final fall tournament will take place Oct. 20-21 at Sacred Heart University.