April 16, 2015
Freshman Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School) has the individual lead and the Georgetown University women's golf team is tied for the team lead after the first day of play at the BIG EAST Championship. The tournament is being played at the par 72, 6,176-yard LPGA International Hills Course.
The Hoyas shot a 22-over par 310 and are tied for the lead in the field of six teams with Xavier. Seton Hall is one shot back at 23-over par 311, followed by St. John's (33-over par 321), Creighton (37-over par 325) and Butler (39-over par 327).
Eleey, who tied for second at the Hoya Invitational earlier this month and has two top-10 finishes in the spring, leads the field of 30 golfers at 2-over par 73. She was 1-under par through the first nine holes, including birdies on the par-5, 485-yard second hole and the par-5, 509-yard eighth hole.
Three Georgetown golfers are among the top-10 overall, with junior Patricia Lee (Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch) and freshman Lauren Gros (Windermere, Fla./Windermere Prep) tied for seventh place at 6-over par 78.
Junior Mackenzie Boydston (Keller, Texas/Nolan Catholic) and freshman Christine Schmitt (Pittsford, N.Y./Mercy) are tied for 16th place with scores of 9-over par 81.
The 54-hole tournament tees off on Friday morning at 8 a.m. and the teams will play 18 holes. The BIG EAST Championship concludes on Saturday, April 18.