Washington U. Women’s Golf Second at IWU Spring Fling After Opening Round
Normal, Ill., April 13, 2013 — The No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team shot an opening round 321 Saturday to sit in second place at the 2013 Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling held at Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, Ill.
No. 6 DePauw University had three players break 80 and fired an opening round 311 to hold a 10-shot lead over Washington University. No. 9 and host Illinois Wesleyan sits 12 strokes behind Washington U. in third place after an opening round 333, while No. 14 Gustavus Adolphus College (336) and No. 10 Wittenberg University (341) round out the top five.
Kelsey Smith and Camila Romero of DePauw both fired a 75 on the opening day and sit in a two-way tie for first place in the individual standings.
Junior Andrea Hibbert was the top finisher for Washington U. on day one with a 78 to lead three players that fired an 80 or lower. Hibbert, who is second in the field with 12 pars, is three shots back off the lead and tied for fifth place.
Sophomore Olivia Lugar and freshman Connie Zhou each shot an 80 on day one and sit in a tie for eighth place. Zhou, who played the par threes at tournament low minus one, has fired an 80 or lower in the last seven rounds of play. Seniors Hannah Buck (83, 14th place) and Melanie Walsh (91, 54th place) rounded out the Bears’ starting lineup.
Freshman Erin Lawrence (97, 74th place), junior Allyson Chee (97, 74th place) and sophomore MacKenzie Findlay (99, 81st place) also competed as individuals for Washington University.
The final round of the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Fling will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.