Hannah Buck's School-Record 69 Pushes Bears Into Day One Lead
Bloomington, Ill., September 17, 2011 – It was a day of records for the No. 7 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team on day one of the Illinois Wesleyan University Fall Classic on Saturday in Bloomington, Ill.
Junior Hannah Buck fired a school-record 69 to lead the Bears to a school record low round of 300 as Washington University garnered the overall lead after 18 holes of play.
Buck was one of five golfers for Washington U. that broke 80. Buck has a five-shot lead in the individual standings following her opening round 69 (35-34). Freshman Olivia Lugar (76, 39-37, fourth place), sophomore Andrea Hibbert (77, 38-39, seventh place), freshman Taylor Fagan (78, 40-38, 11th place) and sophomore Allyson Chee (78, 40-38, 11th place) also competed for the Bears during the record-breaking day.
“I was putting good all day…and I don’t think I missed a put under 12 feet,” said Buck, who had four birdies, one bogey and 13 pars. “ I hit the middle of the fairways and the greens and played consistent.”
“Our team feeds off each others energy,” Buck added. “Its nice to have all five of us breaking 80 as it takes the pressure off.”
Washington University leads No. 2 ranked DePauw University by 12 strokes (312) in the team standings, while Carroll College (316), No. 24 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (317) and NAIA No. 7 William Woods University (319) rounded out the top five in the 20-team field.
“The course was in great shape and the weather was perfect,” said fourth-year head coach Sean Curtis. “Everyone was relaxed and confidents and you could see that in their play.”
The final round of the IWU Fall Classic will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday.