Women's Golf Takes Sixth at Pirate Invitational

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s golf team shot 322 on Sunday, a two-stroke improvement from Saturday, but unfortunately it was not enough as the Quakers took sixth place at the inaugural Pirate Invitational. The 36-hole event, hosted by Seton Hall, was played on the par-72 Trump National Bedminster.

Penn’s two-round score of 646 was behind a trio of Ivy League teams that went 1-2-3 in the 17-team tournament. Columbia shot 309 on Sunday and finished at 631 overall, one stroke ahead of Yale (632) and four ahead of Princeton (635). St. John’s was fourth place, at 636, while host Seton Hall was fifth at 639 ahead of Penn. Two other Ivy League teams were in the field; Dartmouth took 11th (678), while Brown was tied for 14th (693).

Amanda Chin had a strong day on Sunday for Penn, shooting the team’s low round by far, a 73. That put her at 154 for the tournament, which was good for t-5th in the 89-player field. Marissa Kay shot 84 on Sunday and ended up 14th at 159, while Erin Lo’s 82 put her at 165 which was tied for 29th. Michelle Lee (83 on Sunday) shot 168 and tied for 41st overall, while Franchesca de la Torre carded 84 on Sunday to finish tied for 50th at 171.

Columbia’s Michelle Piyapattra took medalist honors after defeating Anna Kim of St. John’s on the second playoff hole. They were five shots ahead of the rest of the field.

Penn is off until April 18, when the Quakers take part in the Roar-EE Invitational hosted by Columbia in Suffern, N.Y.