Dodovich takes individual victory, helps women’s golf clinch title

Anslee Krouch, Staff Writer

The women’s golf team hosted the Bucknell Invitational Sept. 17-18, consisting of 18 holes each day. The Bison won their own invitational for the first time in five years with other previous Bison victories in 2006, 2010, and 2011. The Orange and Blue finished with a commanding lead over four other teams as they posted a 309 and a 307 for a composite of 616.

The Orange and Blue grabbed the lead on Sept. 17 with three players each scoring in the 70s. Additionally, Lindsay Dodovich ’18 led the way and finished strong with a 2-over-par 72 for a two-shot advantage over the next closest competitor. The Bison finished the first day with Dodovich in first, Katie Childers ’19 in fifth with a 78, Anna Dailey ’20 in sixth with a 79, Eunbbie Kim ’19 in ninth with an 80, and Emily Larson ’17 tied for eleventh with an 82.

On Sept. 18, Dodovich closed out the tournament carding a 77 to ensure her first collegiate tournament victory. Larson helped out by carding a 73 and propelling the Bison to a team championship. The Orange and Blue’s five starters in addition to Meredith Langs ’20 all finished in the top eight. Shooting a 77, Kim jumped up the leaderboard to sixth place with a composite score of 157. Childers added an 80 to finish in seventh while Dailey and Langs tied for eighth.

Dodovich is the first individual tournament winner for the Bison since Minjoo Lee ’11 won at the Wendy’s Invitational in 2010.

“I was so excited to capture my first individual collegiate win on our home course, but more importantly, the team was able to reclaim our home tournament. Everyone on team played well this weekend, and we are looking forward to the rest of the season,” Dodovich said. 

The Bison have much to talk about as Larson’s 73 significantly helped the Bison. Nine strokes better than her first round, Larson finished in fourth place.

“This weekend was the first time in awhile that the team went out with a chance to win,” Larson said. “We have a competitive team this year and all played really well at our first invitational. The two freshmen showed they can play at the next level, which is key to success and our junior, Lindsay, won individually. This is a step in the right direction for our team this year.”

The Bison will be on the road Sept. 24-25 for Penn State’s Nittany Lion Invitational.

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