SOUTH HADLEY, MA—Though the Ephs posted a respectable round on Sunday, Saturday's stellar performance proved enough to carry them to victory at The Orchards Golf Club. Ithaca College 317-314 (631) bested Williams' 315 on the second day, but the Ephs came out on top by 11 strokes overall.
Medalist honors were bestowed upon Ithaca senior Sharon Li 77-73 (150), who overcame a two stroke deficit after Day One to win individually. Second place went to SUNY Cortland senior Rebecca Studin 75-77 (152).
In freshman Sarah Hasselman's first collegiate tournament, she posted a consistent 77-78 (155), which counted towards the team score on both days. Rounding out the team were sophomore Kelly Kung 76-81 (157) and freshman Tracey Kim 81-82 (163).
"It was a great win this weekend, especially starting out with a 304. However, we want to win every competitive day and I think we lost sight of that on Day Two. We should never be too comfortable with leading after Day One," Salant said.
Head coach Erika DeSanty reflected on the season's start and said, "we are very happy with the consistency we've shown over the past two weekends and to have counted all seven of our players' scores at this point."
The Ephs will compete next weekend at the Middlebury Invitational, where they will play Ralph Myhre Golf Course.