Lugar, women’s golf repeats as IWU Spring Fling champions

| Staff Reporter

For the second consecutive year, the No. 3 Washington University women’s golf team took home the title at the Illinois Wesleyan University Spring Fling while senior Olivia Lugar sealed the individual championship this past weekend in Normal, Ill.

In a field of 19 teams, the Bears posted a two-day score of 605 to best defending national champion No. 8 Rhodes College (612) by seven strokes. The team score was an improvement from last year, when the Bears shot 622 to win the tournament by three strokes.

On the individual level, Lugar won a school-record 13th tournament of her career by firing a score of 145 to seize the title by six strokes over fellow teammate junior Connie Zhou (151).

Lugar repeated as the tournament’s champion, as last year she shot a 150 to slip past the runner-up by one stroke in the second round.

Freshman Erin Drolet joined Lugar and Zhou in the top-five by recording a career-low score of 73 on Sunday to tie for fifth place with a score of 152. Other strong finishers for the Bears include sophomore Samantha Han (154), who tied for ninth place, and sophomore Jessica Wibawa (157), who nabbed 17th place.

As the regular season comes to a close, the Red and Green will compete in their second-to-last tournament before the NCAA Division III Championships when they travel to Springfield, Ill., to compete in the University of Illinois Springfield Spring Invite on April 18-19.