Women's Golf In Eighth After Day 1 at Hoya Invite

LEESBURG, Va. - The Penn women's golf team is eighth out of 13 teams after one day at the Hoya Invitational, being hosted by Georgetown University at the par-72 Raspberry Farms Golf and Hunt Club.

The Quakers shot a team score of 325 Sunday, and are 25 shots off the pace being set by leader Princeton. Yale is second overall (309), while host Georgetown is third (313) and Columbia is fourth (314).

A pair of freshmen led Penn Sunday. Lisette Vitter shot a first-round 76 and is tied for fifth individually, while Meredith Kotowski is one shot behind and tied for 10th overall. Junior All-Ivy Meg Bender shot a first-round 85, while senior Stephanie Stamas fired an 87.

Catherine Elliott round out Penn's five scoring golfers with a first-round 90. In addition, Nicole Kouch is participating in the tournament as an individual; she shot a first-round 89 Sunday.

Princeton's Annika Welander is the clubhouse leader heading into Monday's final round. She shot a 1-over par 73 Sunday and is one shot ahead of Lehigh's Yvonne Kukora.

Play will conclude Monday with a second round.