Rough start for women’s golf
No. 5 Washington University (383-384-382, 1149) were not up to their best when they headed down to the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational at the lengthy, water-hazard-abundant Alaqua Country Club, designed by Gary Player. The Bears finished last out of 13 teams, but only one other school was from Division III. Freshman Hannah Buck was the team’s top finisher in 57th place with an 87, an 86 and an 87 for a total of 260. She was the only Wash. U. golfer to put up three rounds below 90. Freshman Melanie Walsh had a good first round with an 88, but fired a 201 over the final 36 holes to end up 71st. The rest of the Bears rounded out the field at 72nd through 75th. In the end, the Wash. U. golfers played just less than 20 strokes over their fall average per round.