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Grace Chen Crowned UAA Women's Golf Individual Champion, Sets Carnegie Mellon Record

Grace Chen Crowned UAA Women's Golf Individual Champion, Sets Carnegie Mellon Record

From Carnegie Mellon University Athletics

Freshman Grace Chen (Sunnyvale, Calif./Saint Francis) of the Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team earned individual medalist honors as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships concluded on Sunday. The two-day event was held at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida. Chen finished the 36-hole championship with the lowest two-round score in program history, as she entered the clubhouse with a 147 (73-74).

The Tartans carded a team score of 633 (321-312) on the par-72 Conservatory Course to place third. New York University won the UAA title with a 631 followed by Washington University in St. Louis with a 632.

Sophomore Charlotte Simpson (Towson, Md./Bryn Mawr School) and freshman Nadia Susanto (Irvine, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman) each ended play with a 161 after carding rounds of 81 and 80, respectively. Senior Carly Jordan (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal School) shot a 164 (86-78) and junior Yedin Lui (Idaho Falls, Idaho) carded a 170 (86-84).

Carnegie Mellon had two individuals enter the championships. Sophomore Catherine Tianhong Yu (Dalian, China/Walnut) finished with a 165 (84-81) while junior Lavonca Davis (Pickerington, Ohio) shot a 169 (83-86).