April 13, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy sophomore women's golfer Renata Bucher is in first place after the first two rounds of the Navy Spring Classic at the Naval Academy Golf Club. Bucher will aim to hold on to her lead on Monday as the tournament concludes with 18 more holes.
Fairfield is in first place after the first day with an overall score of 688 and Navy shot a 699 (348-351) to sit in a tie for second place with Monmouth. St. Francis Brooklyn is in fourth place with a two-round total of 748.
"Our first two players played really well today," said head coach Nadia Ste-Marie. "We are tied for second and that is an exciting position to be in. Part of improving is to be in this position and to learn how to put it all together on the final day. It has been a good tournament so far and we are looking forward to tomorrow."
Bucher shot a career-best opening round of 77 (+5) and followed with an 82 (+10) in the second round to lead the overall field with a 159. Bucher is currently eight strokes ahead of Fairfield's Emma Ritzman (167) and Monmouth's Michelle Rosenhouse (167), who are tied for second place.
"Renata played really solid today and it is exciting for her to be in that position heading into the final round," Ste-Marie said. "She played great on the first 18 holes today."
Navy freshman Katie Ryall shot a 170 (84-86) to finish Sunday's two rounds in fifth place overall.
Freshman Marci Browning turned in a 183 (95-88) to sit in 13th place and sophomore Melia Lagat is in 17th place at 187 (92-95). Senior Grace Dalton currently sits in 19th place with a 196 (100-96).
Monday's final round will begin at 9:00 AM with a shotgun start.