Williamstown, MA–The weather held up for the second day of the Williams Invitational, which is a feat in itself. Unfortunetly for the Ephs, today did not bode well and the team could not hold onto their four stroke lead over NYU. NYU made a raging charge for the title and stroked a 303 today, seven strokes clear of the Williams today at 310 and surpassed them by three strokes. NYU took first (622), Williams was second (625), and Amherst was third (633).
Freshman Joanna Kim maintained her good standing and followed up her 75 with a solid 77 today. Her two-day total of 152 puts her third for the tournament individually, her lowest score and best finish in her collegiate career to date. Kim was followed by senior Cordelia Chan. Chan's 77 today, combined with her 78 yesterday puts her in eighth individually. Sophomore Holly Davenport made an impressive fourteen spot jump up the leaderboard with a 10 stroke improvement from yesterday. Her 75 today puts her in 16th. Freshman Olivia White and sophomore Stella Woo rounded off the scoring with an 81 and 84. They placed 22nd and T23 respectively.
The individuals also had a good showing today. They were led by sophomore Mehr Sewant who tied her best collegiate round with a 74 today. She catapulted up the leaderboard to T14. Senior Isabella Wang matched her score of 83 yesterday to place T26. Junior Cindy Wang completed nine holes but ultimately had to withdraw because of medical reasons.
"We played better today as a team, and didn't have many mistakes. Each tournament is super exciting and very few shots separate the teams at the top. Today, NYU played great and edged us by three total," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "It's easy to go back and find those three shots, but we will look at what we can work on this week to bring our best game to the NESCAC Championship next weekend."