Poughkeepsie, NY–Though they fought hard, NYU could not catch the Williams Ephs during the second day of the Vassar Invitational. The Ephs held a comfortable nine stroke lead over the Bobcats going into today's round but nine strokes among four counting scores is only a little over two strokes per player to make up. The Ephs still had to post a solid second day score to clinch the victory. NYU battled hard to post a 305 today, five strokes better than their first day score of 310. The Ephs lost some ground with a 308 today but were still able to hold onto the lead by six strokes. The Ephs won the tournament with a two-day total of 609, NYU placed second with 615, and Wellesley rounded up the top three with 639.
Individually, the team also fared well. The Ephs had four scores in the seventies en route to their third win of the season. Sophomore Stella Woo backed up her even par round yesterday with a 78 today. Her consistent play amounted to a double bogey free round. Freshman Joanna Kim who fired a solid two-over par yesterday shot a 76 today. Kim and Woo finished the tournament T3.
Senior Cori Chan improved her score of 77 yesterday with a three-over par 75 today. Chan finished T7 individually.
"It didn't seem like anyoe had a standout day but we were all able to fight for a score!" Chan said. "I was happy in my own game to be able to make the up and down when I needed to save par and I am excited for the next couple of weeks to see what this team can accomplish!"
Freshman Olivia White shot a 79 and sophomore Gabby Martin bettered her day one score by 11 strokes to shoot an 82, placing her a White T13 and T40 respectively. Sophomore Mehr Sawant, playing as an individual, improved her score by one stroke with an 81 today. Sawant placed T23.
"Our ball striking and putting was not as sharp as yesterday, but everyone stuck to the game plan and avoided the big numbers. It secured the win for us," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "We'll use the next few days to go over what we can do even better, and get ready for the Amherst Invite this coming weekend."
The Ephs will play their second tournament of the Spring season next week at the Jack Lehman Invitational, hosted by Amherst College.