Penn wins first Ivy League title
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Penn made history Sunday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., winning its first Ivy League Conference Championship in program history.
The Quakers took home the Ivy hardware in style, claiming a wire-to-wire victory and beating second-place Yale by 22 shots. Penn, No. 108 in Golfweek’s rankings, jumped out to a five-shot lead over Harvard in the first round, and continued to build its margin of victory while shaving strokes from the team score. Penn closed in 19-over 307, the best round of the tournament, for a 65-over 929.
No. 118 Yale made a move up the leaderboard in Round 2, but could never get higher than second as Penn continued to roll. The Bulldogs finished at 87-over 951. No. 57 Harvard was third at 90-over 954.
Yale’s Alyssa Roland claimed medalist honors at 11-over 227. Penn’s Isabel Han finished second at 228, and Tiffany Cheung was third 230.
Yale’s Callie Kemmer and Harvard’s Katie Sylvan tied for fourth, another shot back.