Oct. 2, 2016
The Georgetown University women's golf team has four players among the top-20 overall and is tied for second place among 12 teams after the first day of play at the Princeton Invitational, being hosted by Princeton University at Springdale Golf Club in New Jersey.
The Hoyas shot a 12-over par 300 in the first round and bounced back with a 5-over par 293 in the second round to finish the day at 17-over par 593.
Yale leads the field at 15-over par 591, with the Hoyas and Columbia tied for second place, two shots back. Dartmouth is in fourth place at 22-over par 598 and Penn is fifth at 23-over par 599.
Junior Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School), who won the individual title last year, is tied for fifth place at 1-over par 145. Eleey opened with a 4-over par 76, but fired a 3-under par 69 Ã¢â'¬" tied for the second-best round of the day among all players Ã¢â'¬" in the second round.
Sophomore Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's).is two shots back and tied for seventh place at 3-over par 147. She shot a 3-over par 75 in the first round and finished with an even par 72 in the afternoon session.
Sophomore Pendleton Bogache (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Episcopal [Va.]), who was the team's top finisher last week at the Lady Paladin Invitational, continued her strong play and is tied for 14th place at 6-over par 150. Bogache carded consecutive rounds of 3-over par 75.
Sophomore Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place) is tied for 19th place at 7-over par 151, with a 2-over par 74 in the first round.
Rounding out the team's five scoring players, freshman Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake Senior) is tied for 46th place at 13-over par 157.
Freshman Kate Evanko (West Chester, Pa./Unionville), playing as an individual, is tied for 54th place at 19-over par 163.
The final round tees off on Sunday morning.