Navy Sits in Third Place at the Patriot League Women’s Golf Championship
UPPER SAUCON, Pa. - The Navy women’s golf team is tied for third place after an opening rainy day at the 2017 Patriot League Championship at the Saucon Valley Country Club. Navy fired a two-round score of 319-313=632 (+56) on Saturday to finish day one tied with host Lehigh. The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Sunday at 8:30 AM at the par-72, 6,012-yard Grace Course.
“The team played well in tough conditions today,” said Navy head coach Nadia Ste-Marie. “It rained on-and-off all day. Managing the rain today for 36 holes was demanding. Legare Augenstein played really well today and we are excited for tomorrow.”
Boston University is in first place after the first 36 holes with a team score of 608 (313-295; +32). Richmond is currently in a close second with a 610 (298-312; +34). Navy and Lehigh are tied for third (632), while Bucknell (324-320=644; +68) and Holy Cross (349-360; +133) round out the six-team field.
Individually, Boston University senior Adela Cejnarova is in first place in the 34-player field with a 145 (74-71; +1). Cejnarova has a five-stroke lead and is seeking her third straight Patriot League individual championship.
Junior Legare Augenstein was Navy’s top scorer on Saturday. Augenstein is in a three-way tie for fifth place with a 153 (77-76; +9). Through the first two rounds, Augenstein leads the entire tournament with 24 pars.
Navy juniors Jane Moon and Christine Walker are tied for 14th place in the field with 159s (+15). Moon shot a 79 and then an 80, while Walker shot an 80 in the first round and a 79 in the second round.
Freshman Morgan Frazier is tied for 17th with a 161 (83-78; +17) in her Patriot League Championship debut. Frazier is currently the top freshman in the field and the top freshman finisher at the meet will be named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year.
The 2017 Patriot League Champion will earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Women's Golf Regional Championship.