Last-place finish concludes second women’s golf tournament

Bridget Shaffrey, Contributing Writer

In its second tournament of the season, the women’s golf team headed down to Williamsburg, Pa. on Sept. 14 to compete at the William & Mary Invitational. The Bison struggled and ended the three-day tournament in last place.

On day one, the Bison finished in 13th place out of 13 teams after 18 holes of play. They had a team score of 331, and Emily Larson ’17 led the team with a first-round score of 80.

“This tournament was a huge stepping stone for the team. It was our first time traveling in this group, and we learned a lot from each other,” Larson said.

On the second day, Larson improved on her day one performance to a career-best 77. The 329 scored on day two was an improvement over day one, but the Orange and Blue still stood in last place.

Finally, Callie Nelson ’17 also reached a career-high at the end of the tournament with a 77. Along with Nelson, Nicole Mischler ’17 fired a personal best of 80.

The Bison closed with a team score of 321, the best day for them on the week. Still, the rest of the field seemed to be playing a bit better than the Bison, as the Bison were unable to leapfrog anybody in the standings.

“As the tournament progressed we played better and learned to work as a team and support each other,” Larson said.

The Bison finished the tournament with 981, seven strokes behind 12th place St. John’s. Elon came out victorious at 883.

The Bison have a long break until their next tournament, which is the Nittany Lion Invitational at State College, Pa. from Oct. 3-5.

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