PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s golf team plays its final event before the Ivy League Championships in two weeks. It will be a busy day on Friday, as the Quakers play 36 holes at the Roar-EE Invitational. The annual event is hosted by Columbia University at Spook Rock GolfCourse in Suffern, N.Y. and will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Spook Rock is in its fifth year hosting the Roar-EE Invitational, afterthe Hampshire Country Club hosted the event its first two years. Spook Rock has played at par-72 each of the years it has hosted the event, with the yardage coming in at just over 6,000.
In addition to Penn and Columbia, Dartmouth represents the Ivy League in the field. Those threewill be joined by Boston University, Central Connecticut State, Hofstra, LIU Brooklyn, Quinnipiac, Siena and Wagner.
The Quakers have made one change from their lineup earlier this week at Georgetown, as junior Olivia Chang replaces Elizabeth Kresock (who will play in the field as an individual). Seniors Isabel Han and Allison Oakes, junior Michelle Lee, and sophomore Amanda Chin will once again lead the way. Penn tied for fourth in a 14-team field at Georgetown, and is looking for another strong showing in an event they co-championed (with Fairleigh Dickinson) just two years ago.
“I’m looking for a strong finish from our team,” said head coach Mark Anderson. “We won this event two years ago, andthe way the team is playing they are ready to put it all together. This is our last event before Ivies, and it will show us what we need to work on as we head to Trump National in two weeks.”