Entering the final day of the Golfweek October Classic on Oct. 15-17, junior Sydney Kuo stared down a four stroke gap between her and the leader. Kuo would quickly close that gap, shooting a tournament-low score of 67 (five under par) and placing first by three strokes.
The Washington University women’s golf team finished second at the 2023 NCAA Division III Championships, putting a team score of 938 behind George Fox University who won the title with score of 933. The finish was the highest in program history for the Bears.
Sydney Kuo, a sophomore golf player, is riding off of a stellar start to the season with a win at the Montgomery Women’s Intercollegiate.
The Bears are currently ranked eleventh in the nation and hope to be awarded a place to compete in the NCAA National Championship.
Swanson has accepted a position as the program director at First Tee, a golf nonprofit in the St. Louis area, and the athletic department is looking for an interim coach to fill her position ahead of the team’s first tournament on Sept. 4.
Since the Bears only played with three golfers, they did not finish with a team ranking in the competition.
Many Bears teams have found their stride as the weather starts to warm.
The Washington University track and field team had not competed in person in over a year before this weekend’s meet. But they made the best of it, winning the meet to get the season started after numerous pauses due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Freshman Caraline Oakley reflects on opening the Washington University golf team’s spring season in dominant fashion.
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