Wofford breaks school record, bolts to Bulldog Invitational lead
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The Wofford women’s golf team shattered the team 18-hole record with a 285 in the opening round of the 54-hole SCSU Bulldog Invitational at the par-72, 6,000 yard Patriots Point Links Sunday afternoon. Wofford has a seven-shot lead over second-place Bethune-Cookman heading into Monday’s second round.
The previous mark of 290 was set at the Great Smokies Collegiate on Sept. 15, 2008. Wofford also set a new relation-to-par team record as it finished the opening 18 holes at -3. The prior mark of +7 was also set at the Great Smokies Collegiate.
Wofford’s Lauren Dunbar leads the tournament with a 2-under 70, while teammates Anne Marie Covar and Alex Hendricks are tied for second with 71s. Maegan Higgins shot a 73, while Emiley Pagrabs fired a 78.
Elizabeth Thompson shot a 73 competing as an individual in the tournament.
Play will resume Monday with 18 holes at 12:30 p.m., and the final 18 holes will start at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The Citadel tied for fourth at Bulldog Invitational
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The Citadel’s women’s golf team is tied for fourth place after the opening round of the SCSU Bulldog Invitational, carding a 310 in Sunday’s action at the par-72, 6,000-yard Patriots Point Links.
The Bulldogs are tied with Towson, eight shots back of tournament host South Carolina State. Wofford leads the tournament at 285, followed by Bethune-Cookman at 292.
Play will resume Monday with 18 holes at 12:30 p.m. The final 18 holes will start at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
College of Charleston finishes fourth at Nittany Lion Invite
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The College of Charleston women’s golf team had each counted score at 2-over or better as it moved up and finished in fourth place at the Penn State Invitational on Sunday.
The Cougars shot the fourth-best third round in the tournament field and their best single round of the tournament at 6-over 294.
Host Penn State dominated the tournament from early on and won with a 2-under 862 combined score. Harvard (+22) finished second, Old Dominion (+28) finished third and the Cougars (+31) finished fourth.
Senior Vanessa Koechli played one of the best tournaments of her collegiate career as she closed with a 1-over 73 and finished the tournament at 1-over for a share of fourth place individually.
Freshman Julia Neumann finished 18th at 8-over for the tournament and senior Kathy Boehm finished tied for 22nd at 9-over.
Up next, the Cougars head west for the Wyoming Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif., Oct. 13-14.