Presidents Fourth At PAC Women’s Golf Fall Invitational
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson placed fourth among seven teams Tuesday after the second day of competition at the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Fall Invitational at Oak Tree Country Club.
Defending champion Grove City widened its day-one lead on W&J after shooting 361 on Tuesday to post a 36-hole score of 721. The Wolverines own a 26-stroke lead on Westminster (747) heading into the 36-hole spring championship which will be hosted in Belle Vernon, Pa., at Cedarbrook Golf Club (Apr. 25-26).
The leader after all 72 holes are played will be crowned PAC champions. Saint Vincent is third in the standings with 750 strokes (371-379), while W&J fell to fourth with 754 (370-384). Thiel (814), Waynesburg (947) and Thomas More (1,097) rounded out the standings.
Last year’s PAC Player of the Year, Grove City’s Esther Durling, won fall medalist honors after back-to-back rounds of 79. She was three strokes clear of Saint Vincent’s Sarah Rebitch (85-76). Rebitch’s round of 76 Tuesday broke the 18-hole mark previously held by W&J’s Leslie Walker by one stroke. A total of 33 golfers participated in the tournament.
Sophomore Amanda Halula (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) paced the Presidents with a fourth-place showing. She shot 89 on Monday and 91 Tuesday afternoon.
Senior Katelyn Vannoy (Beaver Falls, Pa./Blackhawk) tied for sixth place with 184 strokes (89-95), while junior Jennifer Suder (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) tied for eighth place (91-94).
Freshman Maeve Palmieri (Pittsburgh, Pa./Oakland Catholic) amassed 207 strokes (103-104) to place 22nd and sophomore Kylie McKenna (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was two spots back in 24th place (101-110).
Washington & Jefferson will have to make up 33 strokes during the spring championship in hopes of claiming its eighth PAC women’s golf title. The Presidents’ last conference championship came in 2010.