Women's Golf Atop Leaderboard After Day 1

Day 1 Results (golfstat.com)

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The Penn women's golf team entered the Ivy League Championships with a shot of confidence, and it paid off Friday as the Quakers shot a first-round 314 to take the team lead in the seven-team event. The Championships are being played at the famed Baltusrol, which is playing at par-72 for the women's tournament.

Penn's 314 was five shots ahead of Harvard (319), and 11 ahead of Princeton (325) and Columbia (325) who are tied for third place.

Individually, Penn kept things bunched up and that was the key to success. Both senior Lisette Vitter and sophomore Tiffany Cheung shot first-round 77s and are tied for third overall. Freshman Isabel Han, playing her first round of Ivy League Championships, showed no signs of being star-struck, as she carded a 79 and is tied for ninth overall. Seniors Meredith Kotowski and Catherine Elliott both shot 81, and are tied for 12th. That put all five Quakers essentially in the upper third of the standings (35 golfers are competing).

Harvard's Katie Sylvan shot an even-par 72 Friday to take the individual lead, while Columbia's Lynda Kwon is second at 74.

Play continues with another round Saturday, and then the final round on Sunday.