I-V-Y CHAMPS! Women's Golf Wins First Title

Final Results (golfstat.com)

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The Penn women's golf team put it all together for the third day in a row, and as a result they breezed to their first Ivy League Championships team title Sunday at the famed Baltusrol course.

Penn entered the weekend having finished fifth atthe last three Ivy Championships, and never higher than third since beginning competition at this event in 2000. None of that mattered on Sunday. Penn shot 307, the best team score in the seven-team field (marking the third time the Quakers did that this weekend). The women finished the tournament at 929, which was well ahead of second-place Yale (951) and third-place Harvard (954).

Individually, Penn placed three women among the top six golfers, and nearly the entire lineup finished in the top third of the 35-player field.

"We came into this weekend with a lot of confidence after Columbia," said second-year head coach Mark Anderson. "We played really well on Friday and it just seemed to give us that much more confidence.

"We never talked about winning the tournament, we just focused on our routine and stayed with our process," he continued. "We just let things take their course, and it turned out well for us."

Any thoughts that freshman Isabel Han would wilt under the pressure of the Ivy Championships' final round were dispelled, as she shot the team's low round on Sunday, a 75. That put her at 228 for the tournament, and placed her second overall behind Yale's Alyssa Roland (73 on Sunday, 227 overall). Quaker sophomore Tiffany Cheung finished alone in third place, shooting 77 on Sunday and finishing with a 230 overall.

The senior trio of Lisette Vitter, Meredith Kotowski and Catherine Elliott -- for so many years the backbone of this program -- did well to complement the dynamic underclass duo. Vitter carded a 77 on Sunday and finished at 232 overall, putting her sixth in the standings. Kotowski shot 82 on Sunday but 243 for the event, tying for 11th place. Elliott scored for Penn Sunday, shooting 78, and her 245 was good for t-13th overall.