Navy Women's Golf Concludes First Day of Patriot League Tournament
April 19, 2014
UPPER SAUCON, Pa. - The Navy women's golf team shot a 676 (344-332) to sit in fourth place after the first two rounds of the Patriot League Women's Golf Championship at the par-72, 5,990-yard Saucon Valley Country Club. The final 18 holes of the conference championship will be played on Sunday.
Navy's second round score of 332 (+44) is the best round in program history by eight strokes and Navy also has its best two-round total with its current score of 676.
"The team had a great day," head coach Nadia Ste-Marie said. "They finished strong in their second 18 with a team-low of 332. Both Renata Bucher and Katie Ryall played very well and I am so pleased for them."
Bucknell leads the five-team field after the first day with a 619, just one stroke ahead of Lehigh's 620. Patriot League newcomer Boston University is 12 strokes back at 631. Navy is in fourth place at 676 and Holy Cross is in fifth at 779.
Lehigh's Crystal Lee is in first place with a 4-over par 148 (75-73). Boston University's Kristyna Pavlickova is second at 150, Bucknell's Bridget Wilcox is third at 151 and Bucknell's Lauren Bernard is fourth at 152.
Navy sophomore Renata Bucher sits in a three-way tie for fifth place after shooting a 158 (79-79; +14). The 158 matches Bucher's best two-round score of the year and she is even with Lehigh's Kelly Moylan and Bucknell's Kasha Scott.
Freshman Katie Ryall is tied for ninth place with a two-round total of 160 (+16). Ryall shot an opening round of 83 before firing a career-low 77 in the second round. Ryall is currently the second-lowest freshman in the field behind Boston University's Adela Cejnarova, who is one stroke better than Ryall in eighth place at 159.
Freshman Marci Browning is 21st with a 176 (89-87). Browning has her best two-round total of the season and the second-round score of 87 is her career-low.
Senior captain Grace Dalton sits in 22nd place with a 182. Dalton shot a 93 in the opening round and then closed with an 89 in the afternoon.
Sophomore Melia Lagat shot a 188 (94-94) and is currently in 24th place in the 28-player field.
Monday's final round will begin at 8:30 AM.