Women’s golf wins UIS Spring Shootout

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. Louis made things close by shooting a 308 in the second round, but their two-day score of 638 fell four strokes short of the Bears.

Sophomore Andrea Hibbert led the way for the Red and Green by carding a round-two 75 to follow up her team-best 78 in the first round. The combined 153 was good for second place, her best finish since a second place at the Millikin University Fall Classic in September.

Freshman Olivia Lugar finished third overall with a 36-hole score of 154 (79-75). Junior Hannah Buck finished tied for ninth with a 160 (79-81). Sophomore Allyson Chee finished tied for 19th with a 167 (79-88).

Wash. U. is ranked fourth in the NCAA Division III head-to-head rankings and must wait until April 30 to hear if they have qualified for the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship. The tournament will be held Tuesday through Friday, May 8-11 in Angola, Ind.

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