Women's Golf Ties for Team Title at WU Spring Invitational
RESULTS | PHOTO | UPDATED STATS
St. Louis, Mo., April 1, 2012 — The No. 2 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team fired a two-day total score of 611 (304-307) to tie for first place at the inaugural Washington University Spring Invitational held Saturday-Sunday, March 31-April 1, at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison, Ill.
Washington University and NAIA No. 4 ranked Williams Woods University each shot a team score of 611, but William Woods was declared the team champion due to a tiebreaker. NCAA Division II No. 19 ranked Drury University (304-317, 617), Wittenberg University (315-307, 622) and NCAA Division III No. 9 ranked St. Olaf College (334-211, 645) and NCAA Division III No. 10 ranked Illinois Wesleyan University (325-320, 645) rounded out the top five.
Junior Hannah Buck (75-73), Maryville University’s Kayla Eckelkamp (72-76) and Drury’s Morgan Lamberson (73-75) tied for the individual championship with a two-day total of 148. Eckelkamp was declared the individual champion due to a tiebreaker.
Freshman Olivia Lugar also recorded a top-five finish with a two-day total of 149 (75-74), taking home fourth place honors. Lugar, the top-ranked player in Division III, has fired 16-straight rounds under 80 in her rookie season.
Sophomore Andrea Hibbert was the third student-athlete to fire a pair of rounds under 80 for Washington U. Hibbert recorded a two-day total of 153 (77-76) on her home turf and was five shots off the lead.
Sophomore Allyson Chee tied for 33rd place with a 162 (77-85), while senior Katie Homa rounded out Washington U.’ starting lineup with a two-day total of 173 (89-84) to tie for 71st place. Freshman Taylor Fagan (87-79, 166, T49th place) and senior Sarah Miller (90-90, 180, T83rd place) also competed as individuals for the Bears.
Washington University has a week off before returning to action on Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15, at the Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling in Normal, Ill.
Bear Notebook: Lugar was second in the tourney field on par 3’s (3.00, even), while Buck tied for second on par 4’s (4.13, +2) … Buck and Lugar tied second on the par 5’s (4.90, -1) … Lugar (29), Hibbert (25) and Buck (25) had the most pars in the tournament.