Women's Golf at Hoya Invitational

PHILADELPHIA -After a two-week respite from tournament action, the Penn women's golf team is back in action Monday and Tuesday to compete in the ninth annual Hoya Invitational. The 17-team, 54-hole event will be played at The Members Club at Four Streams and will face the challenging layout designed by PGA Tour veteran Nick Price and famed golf architect Steve Smyers.

The par-72, 6,127-yard course, the home for the Georgetown University men's and women's programs, is set amidst the rolling Maryland farmland and has quickly become one of Maryland's finest golf facilities. The Hoya Invitational field will tee off with a shotgun start on Monday morning at 9 a.m. and play 36 holes, with the final 18 holes starting on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The Penn women will have one minor change to its lineup at the Hoya, as Elizabeth Kresock steps into the No. 5 spot ahead of Olivia Chang. The other four spots will be filled by regulars Tiffany Cheung, Isabel Han, Michelle Lee and Rui Li.

Among the teams expected to compete at the event, Penn can figure on seeing four other Ivies as the run-up to the Ivy League Championships begins in earnest. Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and Yale are all expected to be in the field. The non-Ivy teams expected to play are host Georgetown along with Boston College, Hartford, Lehigh, Nova Southeastern, Radford, Richmond, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, St. John's, Seton Hall, and Towson.

"We are excited to compete at Georgetown," said Head Coach Mark Anderson. "We have not played well there in the past, but this is a different team that is playing with a lot of confidenceand I expect them to have a strong finish this year. We will get our last chance to face most of the Ivies (5 of 7 will be there), before the championship in three weeks."