Women’s golf finish fifth in PL, men prepare for championships with final match at Navy

Bri Pomonis, Sports Co-Editor

The women’s golf team finished its season at the Patriot League Championship from April 22-23, while the men’s team prepared for the Patriot League Championships on April 29-30 with their penultimate match of the year at the Navy Invitational. The women finished fifth out of six teams, and the men finished in 11th place.

Six Bison women concluded their season on the greens of Lehigh University, playing 36 holes on April 22 followed by another 18 on April 23. The team opened the first day with team scores of 324 and 320. The lowest-scoring Bison of the season, Lindsay Dodovich ’18, led the team with a pair of 78s on the par-72 track, leaving her in 10th place for individuals at the end of the day. Emily Larson ’17 was in 16th place for individual standings with 81-79. Making her first Patriot League Championship appearance, Meredith Langs ’20 posted two scores of 83, while teammates Eunbbie Kim ’19, Katie Childers ’19, and Nicole Mischler ’17 carded rounds of 82-89, 92-80, and 90-98, respectively.

Post-season formally ended on April 23 with a fifth-place finish for the Orange and Blue. The team rounded out the tournament with a 54-hole score of 967, with Dodovich posting 5-over-par 77 in the final round. Her remarkable weekend consisting of 37 pars and two birdies in 54 holes earned her All-Patriot League honors for the second year in a row. Also making appearances were Larson with a 78, Kim with an 86, Childers posting an 82, Langs carding an 89, and Mischler capping it off at 94. The University of Richmond team defended its Patriot League title with a tournament score of 916.

Over in Annapolis, Md., the men were hard at work in their final match of the regular season. Despite a day of battling subpar weather, they concluded April 22 with a team score of 312, ranking them 10th of 11 teams. D.J. Magee ’17 led the Bison with 5-over-par 76. They concluded April 23 in 11th place with a team score of 315, with George Mason reigning supreme with a 36-hole total of 587.

The men will next compete for a spot in the NCAA Tournament at the Patriot League Championship on their home green from April 29-30.

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