Women's Golf Tied for First at WU Spring Invitational
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Madison, Ill., March 31, 2012 – The No. 2 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team shot an opening round 304 on Saturday to sit in a tie for first place at the WU Spring Invitational held at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison, Ill.
Washington U. and NCAA Division II No. 19 ranked Drury University each shot 304 and lead the 18-team field. NAIA No. 4 ranked Williams Woods University (308), Wittenberg University (315) and North Central College (317) round out the top five. Kayla Eckelkamp (Maryville), Katie Klostermann (Illinois Wesleyan) and Jessica Tomash (Truman State) all fired a 72 and sit in a three-way tie for first place in the individual standings.
“I could not be more happy about the way we played today in the inaugural WU Spring Invitational,” said fourth-year head coach Sean Curtis. “The golf course is in great shape, and was a good field with great weather. We could not ask for anything better, and looking forward to another great day of golf on Sunday.”
Junior Hannah Buck and freshman Olivia Lugar each fired an opening round 75 to sit in a tie for seventh place. The duo each shot a 39 on the front nine and a 36 on the back nine. Lugar, the top-ranked player in Division III, has shot 15-straight rounds under 80 in her rookie season.
Sophomores Andrea Hibbert and Allyson Chee each shot a 77 and are tied for 13th place. Senior Katie Homa rounded out Washington U.’s starting lineup with an opening round 89 to tie for 80th place.
Freshman Taylor Fagan (87, T65th place) and senior Sarah Miller (90, T83rd place) also competed as individuals for the Bears.
The final round of the Washington University Spring Invitational will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday.