Women’s Golf Wins 10th Place at Low Country Intercollegiate

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HILTON HEAD, South Carolina – The Navy Women’s Golf Team (0-0) finished play at Low Country Intercollegiate on Sunday, posting a 10th-place finish in the event held at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head, SC

The contenders recorded a three-round score of 85 on the par 949, highlighted by a second-round 24 on the par 312. Mara Hirtle (So., Pinehurst, NC) and Bridget Hoang (Fr., Lawrenceville, Ga.) both scored a par 228 from 12 over, finishing tied for 13th in the field of 90 golfers as the best Navy players in the tournament.

“It was good to have the whole team playing this weekend and taking part in the Low Country Intercollegiate,” the head coach said. Nadia Ste-Marie. “We will continue to work hard to prepare our games for the upcoming Patriot League Championship.”

Hirtle, who competed as an individual, opened the competition with a score of 7 over par 79 in the first round, before lowering his score in each of the next two rounds. The runner-up went a par 75 from 3 on Saturday’s second round, before recording her tournament-best score in three rounds on Sunday with a final score of 2 on the par 74, lifting Hirtle 14 spots in the standings for the round. on the top 15.

Third-round 74 by Hirtle fell just two strokes from the lowest round of his career, as well as being the third-lowest round of his career.

Hoang, who also had an overall score of 12 on the par 228, moved up two places on the final day of play with a 5 on the par 77. The rookie opened the game on Saturday with a 3 on the par 75, his best score of the tournament, before adding a 4-over par 76 in the second round on Saturday. Hoang’s 76 in the second round beat his season average by two strokes, while tying the fourth-best single-round score of his career.

After the duo of Hirtle and Hoang was Eve Worden (Jr., Phoenix, Arizona), finishing tied for 27th with a par 233 over 17 as an individual competitor. After opening the competition with a 6-over par 78, the junior reached an improved 4-over par 76 in the second round. In the third and final round of the tournament on Sunday, Worden added a par 79 from 7 over.

Angelina Chan (Jr., Franklin, Tennessee) tied for 41st with a par 238 of 22 over, highlighted by a score of 5 over par 77 in the first round. The junior followed her first round 77 with a par 80 of 8 over. , before posting a 9-over by 81 on Sunday.

Stephanie Lee (So., Southlake, Texas), which took first place among the Navy’s starting lineup, entered Sunday with a par 154 of 10 after posting scores of 6 by 78 and 4 by 76 in the first round. and two, respectively. In Sunday’s final round, Lee posted his best score of the tournament, an 86-for-14, to finish tied for 46th.

Team captain Tori Smith (Sr., Arlington, Tennessee) finished tied for 61st but moved up four spots Sunday with his second-best score of the event, a par 81 of 9. Smith opened play Saturday with a par 85 of 13 . , before scoring his lowest mark of the weekend in the second round, an 8-over by 80, to complete a final score of 30-over by 246.

Hannah Han Kim (Fr., Potomac, Md.) finished four strokes behind Smith in a tie for 68th, going a par 250 of 34 over. The rookie posted a par 86 of 14 in the first round, followed by his tournament-low score of 9-over par 81 in the second round. Han-Kim moved up four spots in the standings on Sunday, recording a par 83 over 11.

Jenna Han (Fr., Mahwah, NJ) rounded out the Navy presence on the field, ranking tied for 73rd with a par 253 of 37 over as an individual contender. The newcomer posted solid scores in the first two rounds of competition on Saturday, a par 84 from 12 over in the first round and a par 77 from 5 over in the second round, but finally ran into trouble on Sunday with a par of 20 over the last lap. 92.

Princeton was crowned the Low Country Intercollegiate Tag Team Champion, recording a par 888 of 24 over. Additionally, Yanjun Liu of the Tigers earned medalist honors, posting a par 214 2-under.

FOLLOWING
The Navy will have a quick turnaround as it is set to resume operations March 28-29 for the Kingsmill Intercollegiate. The tournament is set to be hosted by William & Mary at the Kingsmill Complex in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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