Women's Golf in First Place After Day One at Illinois College
Jacksonville, Ill, April 2, 2011 – Sophomore Hannah Buck and freshman Andrea Hibbert each shot an 80 on Saturday to lead the No. 5 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team to the clubhouse lead after day one of the Illinois College Spring Invitational in Jacksonville, Ill.
Washington University fired an 18-hole score of 333 (+45) on day one, to hold a nine-stroke lead over No. 11 ranked Illinois Wesleyan University (342). No. 12 North Central College is third with a 348. Buck and Hibbert are both tied for first in the individual standings after day 18 holes of play.
“We played well today considering the wind that was gusting up to 20-30 miles per hour. It was a tough day, and makes putting more of a challenge,” said third-year head coach Sean Curtis. “Hannah and Andrea are both mentally tough players, and stayed focused in the wind for five hours. They both never gave up and played there game.”
Freshman Allyson Chee (85, sixth place), freshman Marcy Koontz (88, 10th place) and sophomore Melanie Walsh (90, 15th place) also competed for the Red Team on Saturday.
Curtis also entered a second team in the tournament field, which shot a 379 (+61) to place sixth after day one. Senior Kate Pettinato (91), junior Katie Homa (92), senior Sarah Miller (94) and senior Caroline Larose (102) competed for the Green squad.
The final round of the Illinois College Spring Invitational will conclude with 18 holes. on Sunday.