Women's Golf Takes Home Second Place at Prairie Star Shootout
St. Louis, Mo., October 2-3, 2010 – The No. 6 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team took home second-place honors at the Prairie Star Shootout held on Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield, Ill.
Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis won the overall team title with a two-day total of 658 (330-328). Washington University fired a 671 (333-338) to place second, while the University of Southern Indiana (338-353, 691), Lewis University (352-349, 701) and Bellarmine University (361-343, 704) rounded out the top five. UMSL’s Shweta Galande claimed medalist honors with a 36-hole score of 159 (78-81).
The Bears had three student-athletes finish in the top-10, led by freshman Allyson Chee and sophomore Hannah Buck. Chee (81-86, 167) and Buck (84-83, 167) tied for fourth overall in a field of 56 golfers. Freshman Andrea Hibbert came in two strokes behind Chee and Buck, firing a two-day score of 169 (84-84) for a seventh-place finish.
Sophomore Melanie Walsh entered the day in fifth place after an 83 on day one, but struggled on the second day of competition with a 91 to finish in 15th place with a two-day total of 175. Rounding out the Washington University lineup was freshman Marcy Koonce, who tied for 18th place with a 176 (91-85).
Junior Katie Homa (93-88, 181, 27th place), senior Kate Pettinato (92-92, 184, 33rd place) and senior Caroline Larose (98-107, 205, 48th place) competed as individuals for Washington University.
Washington University begins its spring season at the Northern Kentucky Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27, in Perry Park, Ky.
Bear Notebook: Of the nine teams in the tournament, seven were Division II and one each from Division III and NAIA … The fourth-place finish for Chee tied a career-best … The Bears placed second or better in five of six fall tournaments.