HOUSTON – On day two at Bay Oaks Country Club the Ephs faced a warm day with the thermometer reaching into the mid 80s and was coupled with a strong breeze on the front nine.
While the Ephs did have some up and down holes they did shoot three shots better than on Day 1 and have now moved within two strokes of the leader NYU.
NYU's two-day total of 613 comes from an opening round of 311 combined with a 302 today. Methodist University is in second place one shot behind NYU having carded consecutive rounds of 307.
Williams is in third place having posted rounds of 309 yesterday and 306 today.
First year Joanna Kim recorded the lowest Eph score on the day by shooting a 74 that featured an eagle on the 17th hole when she holed out a shot 167 yards out n the fairway. Kim shot 38 on the front and had a 36 on the back nine.
Chan's 75 came from a 38 on the front and a 37 on the back nine when she birdied the 18th hole.
Holly Davenport shot two over on the front and four over on the back to shoot 78.
Stella Woo came in with a 79, bouncing back from a five over par front night to card a 2 over back nine.
Olivia White struggled on the front nine gong eight over par, but she also impressed with a strong back nine that saw her just two over par and shooting 82 on the day.
Tomorrow the Ephs will again tee off at 1:20 PM on the first tee. However, this time Williams will be paired with NYU and Methodist as the top three teams go head to head.
Women's Golf Coaches Association Honors:
|L to R: Joanna Kim, Tomas Adalsteinsson & Cori Chan|
Eph senior Cori Chan was named a First Team All-American. It was her fourth All-American honor of her career and it was presented at the Women's Golf Coaches Association banquet.
Chan also earned All-East Region honors along wither teammate Joanna Kim.
Eph head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson was named the East Region Coach of the Year.
"I'm so grateful that Cori and Jo are being recognized for their success this year, and credit to the entire team for the competition they've created which has brought out the best in them," stated Adalsteinsson. "Jo is having a strong rookie season, and Cori is so deserving her fourth All-American recognition and now First-Team for the first time her senior year. She's leaving an impressive legacy at Williams."
"I also want to thank the committee for honoring me with the East Region Coach of the Year award, but I'm only as good as my team, and I'm the lucky guy that gets to spend time with these fun, skilled, and driven young women."