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NYU Finishes Fourth at George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic

NYU Finishes Fourth at George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic

From NYU Athletics

The New York University women's golf team has finished in fourth place in the George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic at the par-71 Ralph Myre Golf Course at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. The two-day event took place over Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29.

After shooting 324 on Saturday, the Violets improved to shoot a round-best 320 on Sunday, giving them a two-day total of 644 and a fourth-place finish out of 11 teams. Host Middlebury claimed first with 634 strokes, followed by Amherst College at 340 and Williams College at 341.

Jessica Wu (Langley, BC/Mountain Secondary School) was NYU's top performer on Sunday after shooting a round-best five-over-par 76. Wu's strong play enabled her to rise 16 places on the leaderboard and finish with a two-day total of 161, tying her for 13th out of 66 golfers.

"Jessica played amazingly well," said Head Coach Brad Johnson. "She was a big reason why we shot the lowest round of the day."

As for the rest of the Violets, Sophia Bian (Vancouver, Canada/St. John's School) finished the tournament as NYU's top overall performer. After shooting six-over-par 77 on day one, Bian shot 81 on day two, giving her a 158 total and a fifth-place finish. Ashley Lung (Henderson, NV/Coronado) also had a solid Sunday which saw her rise eight spots and finish with a two-day total of 161, tying her with Wu for 13th. Meanwhile, Camilla Chung (San Francisco, CA/St. Ignatian College Prep) finished in 19th with a total of 164 and Arisa Kimura (Bethesda, MD/Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart) shot 171 to finish in 36th. 

"We had to deal with very windy conditions today," added Johnson. "A lot of teams struggled but we still managed to outperform every team on Sunday."