April 1, 2014
BEALLSVILLE, Md. - The Navy women's golf team placed 16th at Georgetown's Hoya Invitational at The Members Club at Four Steams on Monday and Tuesday. Navy shot a 36-hole score of 769 (371-368, +163) at the par-72, 6,127-yard course.
The invitational was originally scheduled for 54 holes, but was cut to 36 due to poor weather on Monday. Additionally, the inclement weather forced Sunday's practice round to be cancelled.
"The windy conditions were challenging and not having the opportunity to see or play the golf course was unfortunate," head coach Nadia Ste-Marie said. "We played many of the holes well but found some difficulty on a few of the longer holes with blind shots."
Navy sophomore Renata Bucher shot a team-best 163 (80-83, +19) to tie for 36th place individually out of the field of 86 golfers.
Freshman Katie Ryall tied for 71st place with a 180 (93-87, +36). Ryall has improved her score from round one to round two in all seven of Navy's competitions this season.
Senior Grace Dalton placed 83rd with a 197 (102-95, +53), freshman Marci Browning finished 84th with a 199 (96-103, +55) and sophomore Melia Lagat was 86th with a 206 (103-103, +62).
Penn took first place in the 16-team field with a 607 (309-298, +31) and was followed by Michigan (611), Yale (620) and St. John's (624). Penn's Amanda Chin was the medalist with a 1-over par 145 (74-71).
The Mids will next host the inaugural Navy Spring Classic at the Naval Academy Golf Club from April 13-14.