Women's Golf Finishes Fifth at General's Invitational

Women's Golf Finishes Fifth at General's Invitational

The Oglethorpe women's golf team posted a second-round 314 Monday at the General's Invitational in Lexington, Virginia, putting themselves at 48-over-par 624 and in fifth place for the 36-hole event. They came in 25 strokes behind first-place New York University on the Lexington Golf and Country Club course, falling a couple spots from third place after 18 holes as Methodist and hosts Washington and Lee made second-round charges. 

Junior Mara Tiger mounted a second-round rally to finish at 2-over 74 for the day and vault into a tie for 13th place, finishing at 10-over 154 for the tournament. Sophomore Angel Sanchez joined her in the tie for 13th after posting an 8-over 80 on Tuesday. Senior Hailey Willman finished tied for 18th at 12-over 156 after recording an 80 on the day.

New York University won the tournament at 23-over 599, with Carnegie Mellon coming in second, five strokes back. Methodist finished third at 20 strokes back, while Washington and Lee came in fourth, three back of Methodist.

The Petrels will be back in action on Sunday, when they head to Miramar Beach, Florida, for the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational. That event will take place at Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and will run Sunday through Tuesday.

First Round Recap

The Oglethorpe women's golf team got their stay in Lexington, Virginia, off to a good start Sunday, as they put up the third-place score through the first 18 holes at the General's Invitational. They fired a 22-over-par 310 at the Lexington Golf and Country Club to finish the day 10 strokes back of first-place Carnegie Mellon.

The Petrels were led on the day by sophomore Angel Sanchez, who posted a fantastic 2-over 74 to finish tied for seventh, just three strokes back of Centre's Bailey Plourde for the individual lead. Senior Hailey Willman also earned a top 15 finish, firing a 4-over 76 to finish the day tied for 12th, five strokes back. Sophomore Alivia Mattiace and junior Mara Tiger rounded out the Petrel scorers with dueling rounds of 8-over 80 to come in tied for 31st, nine strokes back.

Carnegie Mellon led after Day 1 at 300, while New York University came in two strokes back of that. Huntingdon and Washington & Lee rounded out the top five.

The Petrels will be back in action on Monday morning for the final round of the General's Invitational.