Washington University Women’s Golf Second at IWU Spring Fling
Normal, Ill., April 14, 2013 — The No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team placed second out of 15 teams at the 2013 Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling held Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, at Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, Ill.
Washington University shot a 36-hole score of 640 (321-319) to finish 21 strokes behind tournament champion and No. 6 ranked DePauw University. The Tigers fired a two-day total of 619 (311-308), and had four players finish in the top nine.
No. 9 and host Illinois Wesleyan finished third with a team score of 646 (333-313), while No. 10 Wittenberg University was fourth with a 664 (341-323) and No. 14 Gustavus Adolphus College was fifth with a 665 (336-329). DePauw’s Kelsey Smith captured medalist honors with a two-day total of 149 (74-75).
Washington University had four players finish in the top-15, led by junior Andrea Hibbert’s fifth-place finish. Hibbert, who has four top-10 finishes this season, fired identical scores of 78 to finish with a 156.
Sophomore Olivia Lugar also took home a top-10 finish, placing 10th with a two-day total of 161 (80-81). Freshman Connie Zhou had an identical score of 161 with Lugar, but finished 11th based on a scorecard playoff.
Senior Hannah Buck rallied on day two with a 79 to finish in a tie for 13th place with a two-day total of 162 (83-79). The 79 was the second lowest score of the day for Washington U. Senior Melanie Walsh rounded out the Bears’ starting lineup with a 176 (91-85), good for a tie for 47th place.
Freshman Erin Lawrence (97-84, 181, 61st place), junior Allyson Chee (97-91, 188, 72nd place) and sophomore MacKenzie Findlay (99-99, 198, 88th place) also competed as individuals for Washington University.
Washington U. concludes regular season play with a dual match against Illinois Wesleyan Tuesday, April 30, at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill. The match is schedules to begin at 1 p.m.
Bear Notebook: Hibbert was tied for second in Par 5 scoring (Even) and sixth in Par 4 scoring (+9) … Buck was second out of 92 players with 24 pars … Washington U. was second as a team in Par 5 scoring (+18), and third in Par 3 scoring (+16) and Par 4 scoring (+62) … Lugar (77.29), Zhou (78.18), Buck (79.53) and Hibbert (79.76) all average under 80 heading into the final event of the season … The Bears have finished in the top-five in all eight tournaments in 2012-13.