Women’s Golf competes well despite windy conditions

Hugh Straine, Staff Writer

Bucknell Women’s Golf traveled to Grasonville, Md., to take part in the Intercollegiate at Prospect Bay Country Club. It was a two-day tournament featuring 15 other squads besides the Bison.

Paige Richter ’26 was the low Bison on both days, posting a 79 in round one and following that up with a 78 in round two. Richter earned a share of 18th place with the performance. 

Viveka Kurup ’25 also performed well for the Bison, carding a first round 81 and a 79 in the second round, good for a tie for 32nd place.

Bucknell posted a 321, or +33, team score on both days of the event, finishing the tournament at +66 and in ninth place overall, in front of Merrimack, Fairfield, Long Island University, Siena, Wagner, La Salle and Maryland-Eastern Shore.

The Bison finished 37 strokes behind the tournament champion, Harvard.

Conditions this weekend weren’t ideal, as the winds were extremely strong, which definitely played a role off the tee for the competitors. 

“Despite the windy conditions, I felt like I was able to manage my ball flight well and give myself some chances at birdies,” Richter said. “My putts didn’t always drop but I felt like I was putting very solid and hitting my line for the majority of the tournament. Something our team did really well this weekend was being patient with the conditions and pace of play. Both days were six hour rounds, and we all did a good job of persevering throughout all eighteen holes even though we were playing in some tough weather and against a tough field.”

Bucknell heads to St. Andrews Golf Club in New York to compete in the St. John’s Invitational next weekend.

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