The No. 14 Washington University golf team used a final round 307 to snag fourth place in its final match of the season at the 2016 Kathy Niepagan Spring Fling this weekend in Joliet, Ill.
After losing by just one stroke last season, the Washington University women’s golf team couldn’t come as close this year at the WUSTL Spring Invite, but the Bears still recorded a second-place finish on Saturday and Sunday in Madison, Ill.
For the second straight year, junior Connie Zhou won the highly competitive Golfweek Fall Preview Championship to guide the Washington University women’s golf team to a repeat runner-up finish at this week’s tournament in Sandestin, Fla.
Battling through sickness, rain and stiff competition, junior Connie Zhou fired the best two-day score (152) of the tournament to lead the Washington University women’s golf team to a third-place finish on Monday at the O’Brien Invitational at the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.
Under the direction of seventh-year head coach Sean Curtis, Wash. U. will look to start the fall season on the right foot as they look to repeat as the tournament’s champions.
The third annual WUSTL Spring Invitational came down to one stroke, and the No. 1 Washington University women’s golf team was on the wrong end of the final standings. Despite the narrow loss to NAIA No. 6 William Woods University, which has now won every rendition of the tournament, the Bears chose to dwell on the positives.
national champion and first-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor University rounded out the top five at 938. The second-round 294 was a tournament low and the second-lowest score in team history, three strokes shy of the 291 fired at the Millikin University Fall Classic on Sept. 24, 2011. The top four Bears had 12 birdies combined in the second round.
The No. 5 Washington University women’s golf team took home first place at the DePauw University Small College Classic this past weekend in Danville, Ind., besting No. 4 ranked DePauw University and No. 15 Wittenberg University, among others.
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.