Women's Golf Finishes Sixth at Hoya Invite

Final Results in PDF Format

LEESBURG, Va. - The Penn women's golf team shaved 11 strokes from Sunday's first round to Monday's second round, and in the process improved to finish sixth out of 13 teams at the Hoya Invitational. The event was hosted by Georgetown University at the Raspberry Farms Golf and Hunt Club.

The Quakers shot 314 as a team on Monday, adding that to Sunday's 325 for a tournament total of 639 on the par-72 Raspberry Farms course.

Princeton took the team title, shooting a team score of 604 to defeat second-place Yale by 13 strokes. Nova Southeastern was third (627), followed closely by fourth-place Georgetown (628) and fifth-place Columbia (631).

Freshman Meredith Kotowski led the way for the Quakers on Monday. She shot a 2-over par 74, which combined with her first-round 77 gave her a two-round score of 151 and put her in a tie for second overall. Kotowski tied with Yale's Cindy Shin and Columbia's Sara Ovadia, as all three finished just one stroke behind Princeton's Susannah Aboff (150).

Lisette Vitter was Penn's next-best scorer, shooting 76-83--159 and finishing tied for 20th for the tournament. Junior All-Ivy Meg Bender cut seven strokes from Round 1 to Round 2 and posted an 85-78--163 to tie for 33rd, while senior Stephanie Stamas shaved eight strokes and went 87-79--166 to tie for 41st.

Catherine Elliott rounded out Penn'sfive with her own improvement, shooting 90-84--174 and tying for 61st overall. Nicole Kouch, participating as an individual, shot 89-87--176 in the tournament and tied for 64th.

Penn is now off until the Ivy League Championships, which will take place April 21-22 in Trenton Country Club in West Trenton, N.J.

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