Just as Tiger Woods’ final charge failed to bring him the green jacket during this weekend’s Masters Tournament, the No. 3 Washington University women’s golf team’s best efforts to win the 2013 Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling tournament came up short.
For the third time in the fall season, the Washington University women’s golf team went toe-to-toe with the best Division III team in the country. For the third time, the Bears finished behind in the overall standings. That does not mean the team failed in any way at the Golfweek Division III Fall Preview, the finale for its fall season.
The No. 5 Washington University women’s golf team shot the fifth-lowest round in team history en route to a 30-stroke victory at the Millikin Fall Classic. The Bears fired a 301 in the second round to pull away from No. 10 Illinois Wesleyan University and cap off a dominant performance in the team’s third tournament of the season on Sept. 22.
On paper, the field for this weekend’s O’Brien National Invitational was intimidating, to say the least. When it left South Bend, Ind., on Monday afternoon, the No. 5 Washington University women’s golf team had to like where it stood.
Last weekend was a testament to how far the Washington University women’s golf team has come since its inception in 2008. The alarm bells were ringing on Saturday evening as the Bears carded a 331 (+43) on the first day of the Doug Georgianni Memorial Invitational, leaving them in fifth place and seven strokes behind first place and No. 8 Gustavus Adolphus College.
Move over, LeBron, Wade and Bosh. The second-ranked Washington University women’s golf team has a Big Three of its own ready to do some damage in the postseason.
The Washington University women’s golf team rode the momentum from a strong first round to capture its first tournament title in three weeks. Wash. U. obtained a ten-shot lead after shooting a first-round 315 at the University of Illinois-Springfield Spring Shooutout, and the team combined for a 319 on day two. Division II University of Missouri-St.
The No. 2 Washington University women’s golf team hosted a tournament for the first time in its history and walked away tied for first. Wash. U. and NAIA No. 4 William Woods University tied for first place with scores of 611, though William Woods took the win on a tiebreaker.
As another week passed, another quality victory came for the No. 3 Washington University women’s golf team. The Bears (304-306, 610) led from beginning to end at the Pat Clouse Invitational in Springfield, Ohio, as they defeated No. 2 DePauw University (316-317, 633) by 23 strokes. Rounding out the top five teams of the competition were No.