Round 1 Results in PDF Format
SEBRING, Fla. - The Penn women's golf team sits in seventh place after one day at the Springlake Invitational, being hosted by Northern Illinois University and held at the Springlake Golf Resort in Sebring, Fla.
The Quakers carded a team score of 310, and are just one stroke out of fifth place as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Georgetown are both at 309. Lynn University leads the tournament, with a team score of 293. The final round will be held Saturday.
Freshman Lisette Vitter led the way for Penn in the opening round; the freshman shot a 1-under par 71 and is tied for third overall with Elise Brand of Lynn. Senior Stephanie Stamas is second among Quakers after matching 39s for a first-round 78; she is tied for 28th overall.
Freshman Meredith Kotowski is tied for 35th after Friday's action; she shot a first-round 79. Meg Bender, an All-Ivy golfer who missed the fall season due to a school term abroad, shot an 82 in her first intercollegiate round of the year. Catherine Elliott rounded out Penn's quintet with an 87.
Two Penn players are also in the tournament, competing as individuals. They are Shara Venezia-Walerstein (first-round 91) and Jaclyn Kouch (first-round 95).
Heather Hagerman of Florida Gulf Coast is the current individual leader; she carded a 3-under par 69 and holds a one-stroke lead.