Ephs in second after first day at NYU Invitational

Ephs in second after first day at NYU Invitational

Bloomfield, NJ–In their last tournament of the Fall season, the women's golf team sits five back from host team, New York University after the first day. The team shot a 320 while NYU shot 315. Carnegie Mellon is in third place with a 328 and NYU's B team is in fourth with a 329. Mount Holyoke rounds off the top 5 with a 347 today. The invitational was held at the Forest Hills Field Club in Bloomfield, NJ and played at a lengthy nearly 6,000 yards.

Freshman Holly Davenport shot her best collage round to date and leads the Ephs this weekend. Her three-over 75 puts her two shots in the lead over NYU sophomore Arisa Kimura. Davenport's consistency was her strength today, not hitting herioc shots, but getting the two-putt par on most holes.

"Today went really well for me! I was hitting my clubs really consistently so I didn't get into too much trouble out there," Davenport said. "I didn't make a ton of birdie putts but I was able to lag putt really well to make some pars, which I think is key on this course

Next up for the Ephs was junior Cordelia Chan with a 79. Chan struggled with her driver today especially on the narrow Forest Hill fairways.

Senior Liz Gudas had an 82 after starting with a disappointing four-putt on the difficult first hole. She bounced back with a birdie on two and steadied herself the rest of the round.

Freshman Stella Woo and senior Phoebe Mattana matched 84's today. Both players found trouble on the greens but look to grind out another round tomorrow.

Junior Isabella Wang played as an individual. She was not able to travel to this venue last year but she played smart and was able to craft a solid 78 today, her strongest tournament showing yet this year. Her consistency, like Davenport's, was key today. The highlight of her round was hitting the long par-5 eleventh in two and two-putting for a birdie.

"We didn't play our best golf, but the team showed great character battling the challenging conditions today," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "It was good to see a low round from our frosh, Holly, and as a team we are determined to come back strong tomorrow."

The Ephs will play again at 8:15am tomorrow.



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