Oct. 2, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's golf team plays its second tournament of the season on Saturday, Oct. 4 when the Hoyas tee off at the Princeton Invitational, being played at the Springdale Golf Club in New Jersey.
Also included in the 15-team field are Brown, Bucknell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Delaware, Harvard, Lehigh, Navy, Penn, host Princeton, Quinnipiac, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Yale.
The teams are scheduled to play two rounds on Saturday and one on Sunday on the par-72, 6,100-yard course that is the home for the Princeton golf teams.
Georgetown is scheduled to tee off on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., playing alongside Brown and Dartmouth.
The Hoyas opened the 2015-16 season at the Lady Paladin Invitational, hosted by Furman University in South Carolina, and finished in 10th place among 17 teams at 53-over par 917. Georgetown was tied for 12th place after the first day of play, but fired a 10-over par 298 in the second round and followed that up with a 20-over par 308 in the final round.
Sophomore Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass. /The Taft School), the defending BIG EAST Tournament Champion, shot a 3-over par 75 in the third round and finished in ninth place in the field of 90 golfers with a 4-over par 220. She fired an even-par 72 in the second round.
Freshman Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's) fired an even-par 72 and was Georgetown's second finisher, tying for 14th place at 6-over par 222. She posted consecutive rounds of 3-over par 75 before the even par in the final round.
Georgetown's lineup this weekend also includes senior co-captain Mackenzie Boydston (Keller, Texas/Nolan Catholic) along with two more freshmen, Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place) and Pendleton Bogache (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Episcopal [Va.]).
Boydston tied for 88th place (30-over par 246) at the Lady Paladin Invitational and Parsells finished in 70th place (21-over par 237), while this will be the first collegiate action for Bogache.
This is the 18th Princeton Invitational and the first was held in 1997 (held every year except 2012). Yale won last year's event. This is Georgetown's first appearance since 2010, when the Hoyas finished in fourth place.