Bears Lead NCAA Fall Preview After Day One
Angola, Ind., September 2, 2011 — The No. 7 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women’s golf team fired a 313 to take the lead after day one at the NCAA Fall Preview in Angola, Ind. Washington U. had all four of its golfers that counted scores fire an 80 or lower.
Washington University’s 313 on day one is the third lowest round in school history, and 14 strokes ahead of second place and No. 2 ranked DePauw University (327). No. 13 ranked Olivet College (328), No. 23 Wittenberg University (336) and Transylvania University (345) round out the top five.
“We got off to a slow start on a couple holes, but they stuck with it and I was really pleased with their play most of the afternoon,” said fourth-year head coach Sean Curtis. “The greens are in great condition but tough to get the speed right.”
Freshman Olivia Lugar fired the low round of the day for Washington U., shooting a 38 on both the front and back nine for a 76. Lugar, who was competing in her first collegiate tournament, trails Lauren Campbell of Olivet College by two strokes in the individual standings.
Sophomore Allyson Chee fired a career-best 77 (38-39) in the opening round of the 2011-12 season, and sits in third place. Chee recorded a double bogey on the opening hole, but turned it around and fired a three-over for the final 17 holes.
Junior Hannah Buck (40-40) and freshman Taylor Fagan (42-38) each carded an 80 in the opening round and is tied for sixth place, while sophomore Andrea Hibbert sits in 20th place after an opening round 85 (44-41).
Seniors Sarah Miller (90, 28th place) and Katie Homa (94, 44th place) and freshman Elena Chintala (99, 58th place) also competed as individuals for Washington U.
The final round of the NCAA Fall Preview will conclude with 18 holes on Saturday.