BEDMINSTER, N.J. - The University of Pennsylvania women's golf team is in fifth place out of 12 teams after one day at the Pirate Invitational, being hosted by Seton Hall at the par-72 Trump National Golf Course. The 36-hole tournament will conclude on Friday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Penn shot 319 as a team on Thursday. Georgia is in the lead after shooting 297; the Bulldogs are three strokes ahead of second-place Princeton (300). Columbia is in third place, at 315. The other Ivy League team in the field, Yale, is 11th (327).
For the Quakers, sophomore Erin Lo was Thursday's low scorer; she carded a 77 which has her tied for 12th in a field of 70 golfers. Classmate Sophia Chen is tied for 18th after a first-round 79, while senior Amanda Chin is tied for 33rd after a first-round 81. Isabella Rahm is one stroke behind Chin and tied for 37th in the field, while freshman Allison Wong is tied for 43rd after her Thursday 84.
Columbia's Camilla Vik holds the individual lead; she shot a 69 on Thursday and is three strokes ahead of Georgia's Manuela Carbajo Re and Princeton's Hana Ku.
Penn's players will tee off on the sixth through 10th holes at 9 a.m. on Friday; they will be playing with Seton Hall and Georgetown.