Melissa Aylor Propels Women's Golf to First Tournament Victory

Bethlehem, Pa. - The University of Pennsylvania women's golf team recorded its first tournament crown inprogram historyby winning the Lehigh Fall Invitational on Sept. 16. The Quakers, who were only playing with four student-athletes, shot a 326 to lead the eight-team field at Saucon Valley Country Club and senior Melissa Aylor led the Quakers by winning her second collegiate tournament with an even par 72.

"It was our first tournament victory as a teamand we are extremely excited," Head Coach Francis Vaughn said. "We won by eight shots, so Melissa's score was a huge help for us to beat the rest of the field. Even more impressive was that we only brought four players and all their scores had to count. Each one stepped up and played great for their first outing of the season. This was obviously a great start for us and will help our confidence going into the Princeton Invitational this weekend."

Lauren Eveland and Meg Bender tied for fifth place with identical rounds of 84, while Stephanie Stamas finished in 10th place withan 86. Aylor's 72 was eight strokes better than the second-place finisher.

The women's golf team will be back in action next weekend when it travels to Princeton, N.J. for the Princeton Fall Invitational on Sept. 25-26.

Written by Carla Zighelboim, Director of Athletic Communications