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October 12, 2011

Women's Golf Fall Update 4

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The seven Ivy League women’s golf teams combined to play in five different tournaments over the past 12 days with Dartmouth’s win at the ECAC Championship and Stephanie Hsieh of Brown wining the Richmond Invitational highlighting the busy stretch of fall golf.

Columbia, Harvard and Yale all played in the rain-shortened Nittany Lion Invitational on Penn State’s Blue Course in State College, Pa. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Due to the aforementioned rains, two-round totals were considered final, though it was originally slated to be a three round tournament. The Bulldogs and Crimson finished tied for ninth, with Columbia finishing 12th in a field that included 15 teams. Harvard’s Tiffany Lim tied for 15th (76-75--151) to lead the Ivies on the individual leader board, while Columbia’s Michelle Piyapattra finished one stroke behind Lim to tie for 20th (76-76--152).

Dartmouth played in the ECAC Championship on Oct. 2 and 3 at the Twisted Dune Country Club in Egg Harbor, N.J. The Big Green finished nine strokes clear of second place Sacred Heart in the 14-team field. Sophomore Sarah Knapp and senior Heather Roland finished tied for second at six-over par (150) to lead Dartmouth to the win.

On Oct. 3 and 4, Princeton travelled to Columbia, Mo. and played in the Johnie Imes Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne and turned in a 15th-place showing. Anna Jang led the Tigers by tying for 19th at nine-over par (81-70-74--225).

On Oct. 10 and 11, Brown took part in the Richmond Spider Invitational at the Independence GC in Midlothian, Va. and took second place on the strength of Hsieh’s medalist performance. Hsieh shot a sparkling 54-hole one-under par 215 (70-74-71). She was forced into a playoff but birdied the first playoff hole (#10) to beat Richmond's Tracy Martin (par) and earn the win. As a team, the Bears finished six shots behind St. John's.

Penn and Yale also played on Oct. 10 and 11, with the Quakers and Bulldogs teeing it up at the Lady Pirate Invitational in Greenville, N.C. Yale finished seventh and Penn 14th in the 20-team field. At one-over par, Yale sophomore Seo Hee Moon led all Ivy players by tying for seventh (76-69-72--217).

Brown
Golfers 2nd at Spider Invitational; Stepanie Hsieh '15 Wins Tournament Medal

Columbia
Golf Rounds Out Second Day of Nittany Lion Invitational

Dartmouth
Roland & Knapp Lead Big Green to ECAC Title

Harvard
Golf Ends Winning Streak at Penn State

Penn
Golf Finishes 14th at Lady Pirate

Princeton
Women's Golf Finishes 15th in Missouri

Yale
Lipa Leads the Bulldogs at Day Two at Nittany Lion Invitational
Bulldogs Climb Leaderboard on Final Day of Lady Pirate Invitational