March 31, 2014
BEALLSVILLE, Md. - Georgetown sophomore Patricia Lee (Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch) is tied for 19th place and the Hoyas women's golf team is in ninth place among 16 teams after the first day of play at the Ninth Annual Hoya Invitational, being played at The Members Club at Four Streams.
The teams were scheduled to play 36 holes on Monday, but played only 18 after a late-winter storm hit the metropolitan area of the Nation's Capital on Sunday.
Warmer temperatures greeted the 86 collegiate golfers on Monday morning, but strong winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour and tough playing conditions made for a challenging day.
Penn posted a 21-over par 309 in the first round and leads the 16-team field, followed by Michigan in second place at 25-over par 313 and Yale third at 26-over par 314. St. John's stands in fourth place (34-over par 322) and Seton Hall rounds out the top-five at 37-over par 325.
Georgetown is in ninth place at 48-over par 336.
Penn's Amanda Chin carded a 2-over par 74 to take the individual lead, while teammate Sophia Chen, Michigan's Lauren Grogan and Yale's Sandy Wongwaiwate are all tied for second place at 3-over par 75.
Lee was Georgetown's top finisher, carding a 9-over par 81 to tie for 19th place.
Sophomore Liz DiVincentis (Durham, Conn./Coginchaug Regional) is tied for 32nd place at 12-over par 83, while sophomore Mackenzie Boydston (Keller, Texas/Nolan Catholic) and freshman Jenny Xiao (Foshan, China/Foshan No. 2 Middle School) each posted scores of 15-over par 86 to tie for 52nd place, respectively.
Senior Alice Choi (Whitestone, N.Y./Bayside) is tied for 60th place at 17-over par 88.
Senior Stefanie Soelling (Everett, Wash./Everett), playing as an individual, is tied for 56th place at 16-over par 87 and freshman Kelly Hwang (Moorestown, N.J./IMG Academy) shot a 20-over par 92 and is tied for 71st place.
Tuesday's final round begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.