WWU Claims Title at Washington University Spring Invitational
MADISON, IL -- The William Woods University women's golf team battled back from a four-shot deficit to claim top honors at the Washington University Spring Invitational. The Owls shot a two-day total of 611 (308-303; +25), winning a tiebreaker over hosts Washington University at St. Louis. Lindsey Johnson shot a two-day total of 149 (76-73; +5) to pick up a tie for fourth place individually.
Ashlee Daly was also a top-10 finisher on the individual leaderboard, firing a 150 (75-75; +6) for a seventh-place tie. Jada Bennington matched Johnson's second-day score of 73 to conclude the tournament with a 153 (80-73; +9) with Jamie Palermo rounding out the team scoring with a two-day mark of 159 (77-82; +15).
Although Naomi Starr's 163 (80-83; +19) didn't count in the team score, her score was the deciding factor in the tournament, as the tiebreaker is the score of the fifth golfer and she finished 10 shots better than her counterpart from WUSTL.
The Owls' victory comes over a solid field, with WUSTL currently ranked second among NCAA Division III schools and third-place Drury University ranked no. 20 in NCAA Division II.
William Woods returns to action on Monday, hosting the WWU Spring Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton. The two-day tournament gets underway with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.