With day two of the Nittany Lion Invitational in the books, the Lady Lions are poised to shatter multiple school records on their way to arguably the best weekend in team history.
Through two rounds of play, the team has shot 575 and is on pace to break the school’s 54 hole scoring record of 888, set at the 1999 Nittany Lion Invitational, by 26 strokes.
Leading the charge for the Lady Lions on Saturday was junior Christina Vosters, who shot a bogey-free, four under, par 68. Vosters’ second round 68 is the second best 18 hole score in school history.
“I just wanted to stay calm,” Vosters said. “It’s easy to be comfortable playing at home, and it’s great having all of the families here on parents weekend. We’ve got a great group of families, and they cheer for all the girls out there.”
Another girl the Penn State families were cheering for was Ellen Ceresko, who shot a three under par 69 for the second day in a row.
Ceresko had five birdies and two bogies on the day, including birdies on holes 9, 11 and 12 as she made the turn to the back nine.
“It was important,” Ceresko said of the four-hole stretch. “I just kept patient, and kept reiterating to myself, that ‘hey, things could happen, there’s still a lot more holes out here.”
Ceresko, who missed most of last season due to a severe case of golfers elbow, spoke to what this weekend means to her.
"Words can't describe it,” Ceresko said. “I was basically stuck in the clubhouse doing homework when the team was out here practicing.”
“I knew that, in the long run, it was a blessing in disguise for me,” Ceresko said. “I grew so much because of it. My scores, here now, are finally coming together, and it's just nice to see."
Heading into third round action on Sunday, the Lady Lions plan on doing what they’ve done all weekend -- play aggressively. “We're gunna have the same mentality,” Ceresko said. “Do the best we can, and hell, shoot under par again if we can. Nothing's changed.”
Third round action tees off Sunday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on The Penn State Golf Courses Blue Course. Follow the third round action live atgolfstatresults.com.