Penn women's golf takes first at Fall Classic
October 24, 2012, 12:27 am·
The Penn women’s golf team blew past the competition and won the Sacred Heart Fall Classic, held Sunday and Monday in Milford, Conn.
The Quakers beat second- and third-place finishers Brown and Boston University by 17 and 24 strokes, respectively.
Junior Olivia Chang, sophomore Amanda Chin and senior Isabel Han led the team to the win with solid individual scores in both rounds. Han placed second in the tournament overall, tying for the lowest score in the first round with a 76 and second-lowest in the second with a 74. All three placed in the top five spots and none had a score above 80 in either round — a feat accomplished only by Penn and Boston University’s Kristyna Pavlickova, who had the lowest overall score in the tournament.
The team competes again Sunday against Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., in its last match of the fall season.
On the men’s side, Penn placed fifth at the Ivy League Match Play in Princeton, N.J. The team, seeded fifth, lost in the first round to Dartmouth. But the Quakers won their consolation match against a team of individuals from mixed schools.
The tournament marks the third time the team has lost to head coach Bob Heintz’s alma mater, Yale, this season.
Penn began the year with a difficult tournament in Rhode Island at the Adams Cup of Newport, in which it played well in early rounds but failed to compete once the weather turned. The squad proceeded to place second in its next two tournaments. At the Big 5 Invitational, the squad played poorly and placed 16th out of 19 teams.
The Ivy League Match Play was the team’s last tournament of the fall season.