Played in late June on the par-70 Conestoga (Pa.) Country Club, Anderson shot a 1-under-par 69 that tied him with two other golfers for fifth place in the 85-player field. He had birdies on five of the first 10 holes and was 3-under after 14 holes before bogeys at Nos. 15 and 18 took him out of the title hunt.
A Certified PGA Professional in golf instruction and golf operations, Anderson enters his fourth year with the Penn women's golf program in 2011-12. His excellence as a teaching pro is evident -- the Quakers have quickly become one of the Ivy League's elite programs. In his second year, Penn stunned the Ivy League Championships field, winning the tournament by a whopping 22 strokes. Penn also won the ECAC Championships team title in October 2009, besting a 10-team field at that fall event. As further evidence of Anderson's outstanding leadership, Penn went 40-64-1 in head-to-head competition with its Division I opponents in 2008-09 -- Anderson's first year -- but improved that to a staggering 79-14 prior to the NCAA West Regional in 2009-10.
Penn enjoyed another historiccampaign this past year, going94-15-2 against outside competition. The Quakers also took three team titles -- Richmond's Spider Invitational in the fall, the OMNI Financial Intercollegiate during spring break, and Columbia's Roar-ee Invitational in April -- before finishing fourth at the Ivy League Championships. (To givea sense of how tightthat tournament was, the Quakers finished justnine strokes behind champion Yale.) Individually, then-sophomore Isabel Han had two medalist finishes during the year, and shot a school-record 69 at Yale. At the end of the year, then-freshmen Michelle Lee and Rui Li earned All-Ivy honors by finishing tied for fifth and eighth, respectively, at the Ivy Championships.
Penn enters the 2011-12 year with four All-Ivy golfers expected to in the lineup. In addition to Lee and Li from last year, Han and senior Tiffany Cheung were first-team All-Ivy recipients in 2010 when the Quakers won the team title.