Women's Golf

Hoyas Four Shots Off the Pace After Two Rounds at Hoya Invitational

April 4, 2016

Beallsville, Md. -

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Three Georgetown University women's golfers stand among the top-10 individuals and the Hoyas are four shots off the lead after the first day of play at the 11th Annual Hoya Invitational, being held at Four Streams.

Princeton leads the 10-team field with a two-round, 36-hole score of 44-over par 620, including a 19-over par 307 in the first round. The Hoyas are second at 48-over par 624, while Towson is third (57-over par 633), Seton Hall is fourth (58-over par 634) and St. John's is in fifth place (68-over par 644).

The Hoyas posted scores of 25-over par 313 and 23-over par 311, respectively.

The first round of play on Monday was held under sunny but windy skies, but the afternoon round saw the field of 54 golfers competing in driving rain and wind.

St. John's senior Anna Kim, who took medalist honors at last year's Hoya Invitational, fired a 3-under par 69 in the second round and vaulted into the individual lead with a score of 5-over par 149, four shots ahead of Towson's Emma Hjarne and Seton Hall's Karlie Zabrosky, who are tied for second at 9-over par 153.

Georgetown freshman Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's) was in the individual lead after the first round with a 2-over par 73, but struggled in the second round, carding a 10-over par 82, and is tied for sixth place at 11-over par 155.

Sophomore Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School) posted consecutive scores of 5-over par 77 and is the clubhouse leader for the Hoyas after two rounds, standing in a tie for fourth place at 10-over par 154.

Senior Mackenzie Boydston (Keller, Texas/Nolan Catholic) tallied a 13-over par 157 and is tied for 10th place. After an opening 8-over par 80, she finished with a 5-over par 77 in the second round.

Senior Patricia Lee (Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch) fired a 3-over par 75 in the second round and is tied for 20th place at 17-over par 161, while sophomore Christine Schmitt (Pittsford, N.Y./Mercy) is tied for 33rd place at 25-over par 168.

The Hoyas also have a "B" team competing and they are in 10th place at 125-over par 701, five shots behind Monmouth for ninth place.

Junor Jenny Xiao (Foshan, China) shot an 8-over par 80 in the second round and is tied for 33rd place at 25-over par 168. Freshman Pendleton Bogache (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Episcopal [Va.]) is in 41st place at 27-over par 171, while junior Kelly Hwang (Moorestown, N.J./IMG Academy) is tied for 45th place at 33-over par 177 and freshman Melissa Leo (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) is in 52nd place at 41-over par 185.

Tuesday's final round is expected to tee off at 9 a.m.

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