Normal, Ill., Sept. 16, 2018 – The No. 8-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team nearly matched its day one performance at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic to finish at the top of the leaderboard by a 16-stroke advantage on Sunday at Ironwood Golf Course.
The Bears won their third straight event to begin the season after posting a two-day score of 588 (293, 295). Grinnell was second with 604 (302, 302) strokes as DePauw placed third overall with a 612 (303, 309) score.
"The team did a great job building strategies during our pre-tournament round and stayed focused on the process throughout the 36 holes," said WashU head coach Mary Swanson. "It's easy to get distracted by outcomes, especially coming off of a school record.
The team did a great job taking each round shot by shot. Everyone in the playing five made a strong contribution and our individuals made improvements in their game as well."
Junior Samantha Haubenstock placed second overall with a two-under par 142 (70, 72). Senior Chloe DiPetrillo had the Bears second best score 144 (71, 73) as freshman Lydia Tsai matched DiPetrillo's day two one-over 73.
The Bears will next travel to Danville, Ind. For the Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic Sept. 29-30. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
WashU – 588 (293, 295)
Samantha Haubenstock – 142 (70, 72)
Chloe DiPetrillo – 144 (71, 73)
Lydia Tsai – 149 (76, 73)
Julia Dai – 154 (77, 77)
Alyssa Kim – 155 (76, 79)