Women's Golf Fires School Record 291 on Day One at Millikin
Decatur, Ill., September 24, 2011 — The No. 7 ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team fired a school-record 291 on Saturday to jump out to the lead after day one of the Millikin Fall Classic held at the Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur, Ill.
Washington University’s combined team score of 291 on day one broke the school record of 300, set at the Illinois Wesleyan University Fall Classic on Sept. 17. The Bears have a 32-stroke lead over second place and No. 21 North Central College (323). Division II Truman State University (338), Rend Lake Community College (341) and John A. Logan Community College (343) round out the top-five.
“It was a beautiful day on the golf course, with great weather all day,” said fourth-year head coach Sean Curtis. “The players were relaxed and did a great job of getting around the course. They all swung easy and were relaxed.”
Sophomore Andrea Hibbert and freshman Olivia Lugar each carded an even-par 72 on the opening 18 holes, and sit in a tie for first place in the individual standings. Hibbert set a personal best with a 39 on the front and a 33 on the back, while Lugar fired a 37 on the front and a 35 on the back.
Sophomore Allyson Chee also fired a career-best on Saturday, shooting a one-over 73 (36-37) to sit a shot back of Hibbert and Lugar in the individual standings. Junior Hannah Buck is a shot behind Chee in fourth place after carding a 74 (37-37), while freshman Taylor Fagan is in 12th place after an opening round 81 (40-41).
Senior Katie Homa (14th place, 41-42, 83), freshman Elena Chintala (14th place, 40-43, 83) and senior Sarah Miller (18th place, 43-41, 84) competed as individuals for Washington U.
The final round of the Millikin Fall Classic will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday.