Washington U. Women’s Golf in Fifth Place After Day One at Doug Georgianni Invite
Eau Claire, Wis., September 1, 2012 — The No. 5 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team sits in fifth place after 18 holes of the Doug Georgianni Memorial Invite held at Wild Ridge Golf Course in Eau Claire, Wis.
Washington U. fired a 43-over 331 on Saturday, and sits seven strokes behind the overall leader No. 8 ranked Gustavus Adolphus College (324).
The College of St. Benedict (327), No. 6 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (328), No. 11 St. Olaf College (330) and Washington U. (331) round out the top five. Grace Todora of St. Benedict shot a 74 (+2) and has a one-stroke lead in the individual standings.
Sophomore Olivia Lugar fired an opening round 77 and is tied for fourth place just three shots off the lead. Lugar, the 2012 National Player of the Year, was the lone Washington U. student-athlete to break 80. Freshman Connie Zhou sits four strokes behind Lugar, as she began her collegiate career with an 81 (+9) and is tied for 12th place.
Three-time All-American Hannah Buck struggled in the opening round of her senior year with an 84 (+12). Juniors Andrea Hibbert (89, 58th place) and Allyson Chee (93, 73rd place) rounded out the starting lineup for Washington U. Sophomore Erin Lawrence competed as an individual and is tied for 34th place after an opening round 86.
The final round of the Doug Georgianni Memorial Invite will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday.