Women's Golf Wins 2011 IWU Fall Classic; Hannah Buck Claims Medalist Honors
TEAM | INDIVIDUAL
Bloomington, Ill., September 18, 2011 — The No. 7 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team fought through tough playing conditions on Sunday to hold off No. 2 DePauw University to win the Illinois Wesleyan University Fall Classic on Sunday in Bloomington, Ill.
The Bears fired a 317 on day two to finish with a 36-hole total of 617, which were four strokes better than DePauw. The Tigers shot a 309 on day two and finished the competition with a 621.
“We played fine despite the rainy and windy conditions We knew it would be a long day with the weather, but tried to play just one shot at a time,” said fourth-year head coach Sean Curtis. ““It has been a great start to the season, and everyone is contributing. It keeps the momentum going, and nice to be in the mix in every tournament.”
Junior Hannah Buck followed up her school-record 69 on Saturday with a 79 on day two to claim medalist honors with a 36-hole score of 148. The tournament championship for Buck is her first of the season and eighth of her career.
Freshman Olivia Lugar, who won the first two tournaments she competed in, tied for second place at Illinois Wesleyan with a two-day total of 150 (76-74). Sophomore Andrea Hibbert also had a top-10 finish tying for seventh place after breaking 80 on back-to-back days with a 156 (77-79).
Freshman Taylor Fagan and sophomore Allyson Chee tied for 28th place, firing a two-day total of 163 (78-85).
Washington U. continues its 2011 fall season on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 24-25, at the Millikin Fall Classic in Decatur, Ill.