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Women’s golf places 5th in Patriot League Championship Tournament

Chris Kehoe, Contributing Writer

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After American Professional Golfer Tiger Woods’ stunning victory at the 2019 Masters Tournament, the Bison women’s golf team hoped to provide their own underdog story at the Patriot League Championship, hosted by Richmond at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, Va. on April 20-21. Despite a great effort by golfers Sally Sohn ’22, Katie Childers ’19, Casey Morrow ’21, Meredith Langs ’20, Erin Holmes ’21, and Sun Woo Jeon ’22, the Bison were unable to get their metaphorical green jacket, as they placed fifth out of the six teams that competed.

 

The Bison struggled early on, with Sohn being the team’s only player to shoot below 80 in the first round. The team had a first-round total of 323. However, the Orange and Blue were able to improve their second-round team total by nine strokes, trailing behind fourth-place Lehigh by six strokes as the golfers headed into the third round.

 

Childers shot an impressive 72, even par, in the second round, the best score on the field in the second round of the tournament. Childers shot an 80 in the third round to finish 19th overall in the tournament. Sohn finished the weekend in a tie for 16th place after shooting an 84 in the second round and a 76 in the third round. Boston University won the tournament by a small four-stroke margin.

 

Sohn, although upset about the loss, was optimistic about the team’s performance.

 

“This weekend was tough with the tournament being 54 holes and having some difficult conditions out there,” Sohn said. “That being said, I think my rounds went as well as they could have and I’m glad to end the year on a good note.”

 

She went on to reflect on the season as a whole and looks forward to improving in the upcoming year.

 

“Our team had a good season overall,” Sohn said. “We gained a lot of experience from each tournament and grew as a team both on and off the course.”

 

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