Women's Golf Tied For Fifth at Hoya Invitational

Hoya Invitational - Day 1 Results (PDF)

BEALLSVILLE, Md. - The Penn women’s golf team is tied for fifth place after the first day at the Hoya Invitational, which is being hosted today and tomorrow by Georgetown University at The Members Club at Four Streams.

Nova Southeastern leads the 15-team field with a 36-hole score of 32-over par 608. The No. 1-ranked team in the country at the Division II level, the Sharks hold a 21-stroke lead over Princeton, second at 53-over par 629. William & Mary is third at 68-over par 644, while Rollins College stands fourth at 70-over par 646, followed by the Quakers and Richmond who are at 76-over par 652

Blustery winds in the morning gave way to more favorable conditions in the afternoon, and Penn’s scored reflected that at the top of the scoreboard. Freshman Tiffany Cheung is Penn’s low scorer through Monday’s action after carding 83-77--160 which puts her in a tie for 15th overall. Junior Lisette Vitter also improved from the first round to the second, shooting 83-78--161. She is tied for 18th.

Junior Catherine Elliott carded 81-83--164 and is alone in 24th place, while classmate Meredith Kotowski (82-85--167) is tied for 29th. Michelle Winters (93-91--184) is rounding out the Quakers lineup this week.

Maria Garcia Austt of Nova Southeastern holds a six-stroke lead over the field of 77 golfers after finishing the day with a 36-hole score of even-par 144. She fired a 2-under par 70 in the morning round and came back in the afternoon with a 2-over par 74.

Sandra Changkija of Nova Southeastern is second at 6-over par 150, followed by Kate Scarpetta of Princeton, in third at 9-over par 153.

The teams will finish play Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

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