Women's Golf at Hoya Invite This Week

PHILADELPHIA - Coming off a second-place finish in its first spring tournament of the 2009-10 season, the Penn women's golf team is back in action this Monday and Tuesday at the Hoya Invitational. The 54-hole event, hosted by Georgetown University, is slated to host 17 teams who will play 36 holes on Monday and a final 18 on Tuesday. Start time for both days is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. The Hoya Invitational will once again be played at Georgetown's home course, The Members Club at Four Streams, which is a par-72, 6,127-yard course located in Beallsville, Md.

The Quakers were in the lead after the first day at the Lady Seahawk Classic last week, but were overtaken by a blistering final 18 holes from host UNC-Wilmington. In the tournament, senior Catherine Elliott scored her low round as a collegian (70 in the first round) and finished fourth overall. Sophomore Tiffany Cheung tied for ninth overall, while senior Meredith Kotowski and freshman Isabel Han were among four players who tied for 11th in the 51-player field.

At last year's Hoya Invitational, Penn finished eighth out of 15 teams and was led individually by Lisette Vitter, followed by Cheung.

The lineup for this week's play will be Elliott, Kotowski, Vitter, Cheung, and freshman Elizabeth Kresock.

"Last year we finished eighth at Georgetown, but the women are much more prepared than they were last year at this point," said head coach Mark Anderson. "I think our second-place finish last week will add to our confidence. There are some stronger teams at Georgetown than at UNCW, but our women have shown that when they play well, they can play with anybody.

"The two biggest keys for this event will be reducing the number of double bogeys and the number of three-putts," he continued. "The women worked hard on their short games yesterday, and will do the same on Saturday before we head to Maryland."