Women’s Golf Leads Phoenix Invitational After Day One
Peoria, Ariz., March 16, 2012 — The No. 2 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team shot a 295 and sits in first place after day one of the Phoenix Invitational held at Westbrook Village Golf Course in Peoria, Ariz.
Washington University has a one shot lead over No. 7 ranked and host George Fox University (Oregon) (296), while No. 26 ranked St. Mary’s University (Indiana) is in third place with a opening round 331.
Freshman Olivia Lugar, the top-ranked player in Division III with a 74.00 average, was one of four Washington U. golfers who shot an opening under 80. Lugar fired an opening round 71 to sit two shots back of the individual leader, while sophomore Andrea Hibbert (72), junior Hannah Buck (74) and freshman Taylor Fagan (78) all broke 80.
Also competing for the Bears as an individual was sophomore Allyson Chee (84) and seniors Katie Homa (90) and Sarah Miller (97).
The final round of the Phoenix Invitational will conclude with 18 holes on Saturday.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. had a team dinner on Friday night at the in-laws house of George Fox head coach MaryJo McCloskey … Lugar has fired 11 rounds at 78 or lower in the 2011-12 season … The 295 is the second lowest round in school history.