Women's golf sets records at Penn State

By Eric Brod

Senior Writer

The women’s golf team finished in 10th place this past weekend at the Nittany Lion Invitational in State College, Pa. The Bison finished the 54-hole tournament with a score of 937. Host Penn State won with 901.

On Saturday, Bridget Wilcox ’14 set a program record with a round of 69 (three-under-par) and finished in 16th place—the Bison’s top finisher— with 229. Wilcox was the Bison’s top finisher.

She said that staying focused throughout the second round was the key to her success.

“I stayed in the moment and gained confidence with each shot that I hit. I was four under on my first nine and knew that I had to continue to stay confident and in the moment,” Wilcox said.

Overall, Wilcox felt the tournament was a huge learning experience for her.

“I gained a lot of confidence from this tournament and learned that by staying in the present and not thinking about the next shot really helped me to focus,” Wilcox said.

The team also matched the program’s single round scoring record on Saturday.

“[Wilcox’s] great round along with four other scores in the 70s helped us accomplish a team score of 296. We shot this score in our home tournament a few weeks ago and it is only a matter of time before we break this record,” Katie Jurenovich ’11 said.

Jurenovich was the only Bison to shoot in the 70s all three rounds (78-76-78). Minjoo Lee ’12 had another strong finish, carding a 78 in the final round to finish the day as the team’s top scorer. Lauren Bernard 11 also had a strong tournament, finished with a 74 in the second round and an 83 on Sunday.

The women return to action Oct. 11-12 when they compete in the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio. The men’s team, which was off this week, will also be back in action next weekend, playing in the William & Mary Joe Agee Invitational.

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