Women’s Golf takes on the Patriot League Championship

Kaylee Donnelly, Staff Writer

The Bison women’s golf team traveled to Navy’s USNA Golf Course this past weekend to compete in the Patriot League Championship. The Bison in total faced Holy Cross, Lehigh, Richmond, Navy and Boston University. 

The first day finished with the Bison in fifth place, posting a team score of 336. Cristina Canales ’24 led Friday with a score of 83, followed by Sun Woo Jeon ’22 and Kelsey Yi ’24 with 84 each. The next four teams above the women were only separated by nine strokes, leading to a very close first day, and a chance for the Bison to climb up.

The second day finished with the Bison in fifth place again. The team was led by Jeon, who scored a career-best 74. This score was only two less than the University’s record for the Patriot League Championship, which was a 72 achieved in 2019. The team total for the day was 317, improving from their first day by 19 strokes. The next three behind Jeon also beat the Bison’s top score of the first day. Tatum McKelvey ’23 scored an 80, followed by Tara Thomas ’25 with an 81 and Yi with an 82.

At the end of day two, Richmond led the leaderboard, followed by Boston, Lehigh and Navy. The Orange and the Blue held their spot steady, 12 strokes above Holy Cross.

The third day secured the Bison’s spot in fifth. Thomas posted a 77, the team’s best of the day, with the team total adding to 330. Thomas also scored the low for the Bison at the tournament, finishing tied for 18th with a total of 243. 

Boston University came out on top over Richmond by one stroke. Navy finished third while Lehigh finished fourth. The Bison finished in fifth with a total of 983 over 54 holes. 

 

Jeon stated, “the season on a good note, especially on the second day because we improved by 19 strokes from the first day which was great for us because the wind really picked up the last day which made it a lot harder to score and club selection was much tougher. The Navy golf course overall was in great shape and the greens there are so much faster to what we practice on here so it took time for us to adjust but I think everyone was able to show some improvement throughout the weekend which I’m proud of.”

This game wraps it up for the Bison Women’s Golf this year. The women will not be competing again until the 2022-2023 season.

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