Women's Golf Fifth After Day 1 at Ivy Championships

Results From Day 1

WEST TRENTON, N.J. - The Penn women’s golf team is in fifth place out of seven teams after the first day at the Ivy League Championships, which are being held on the par-72 Trenton Golf Club in West Trenton, N.J.

Playing 36 holes on Saturday, the Quakers shot 328-331--659 and are four shots behind fourth-place Harvard (326-329--655). Columbia is in first place after shooting 308-307--615, putting the Lions nine shots ahead of second-place Princeton (309-315--624). Yale is in third place after making up 26 shots from Round 1 to Round 2 Saturday (329-303--632).

Dartmouth is in sixth place (339-), while Brown is in seventh (352-346--698).

Individually, Penn grouped its top three players tightly. Freshman Meredith Kotowski is the Quakers’ low scorer through Saturday’s action, after shooting 78-83--161 which places her alone in 11th place overall. Classmate Lisette Vitter was consistent in her scoring, firing a pair of 81s for a two-round score of 162. She is tied for 12th overall. Junior Meg Bender, an All-Ivy golfer a year ago, is one shot behind Vitter and tied for 15th overall after shooting 80-83--163.

Senior Stephanie Stamas (t-27/89-84--173) and freshman Catherine Elliott (t-33/92-88--180) round out Penn’s contingent at the Championships.

Columbia holds the top two spots individually heading into Sunday’s final round, which will begin at 8 a.m. Stevy Loy is in the lead after shooting a 5-over par 74-75--149, putting her one shot ahead of teammate Sara Ovadia (71-79--150). Princeton’s Susannah Aboff is one shot behind Ovadia after shooting 75-76--151 Saturday.

A total of 35 golfers are competing in the tournament.