Oct. 9, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's golf team returns to the links on Tuesday, opening play at the Edean Ihlanfedt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington. The two-day, three-round tournament will be played at the par-72, 6,023-yard Sahlee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.
The Hoyas and the rest of the 11-team field will play the first and second rounds on Tuesday before wrapping up the tournament with the final 18 holes on Wednesday. Georgetown will tee off at 11:50 a.m. ET in its first round on Tuesday. A link to the live scoring can be found at www.GUHoyas.com.
The Blue & Gray will be going against the host Huskies, as well as Brigham Young, Colorado, Colorado State, Idaho, Portland State, Rutgers, San Francisco, Seattle and UC Davis. Three of the programs -- Colorado, Brigham Young and Washington -- were NCAA Tournament participants last spring along with the Hoyas.
Georgetown will go with the lineup of senior Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School), juniors Pendleton Bogache (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Episcopal [Va.]), Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place) and Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's) as well as sophomore Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake Senior).
The Hoyas are looking to maintain their momentum after winning the Princeton Invitational, Sept. 30 -- Oct. 1. GU finished with a three-round score of 41-over par 905, the sixth-best team score in program history, to win by 14 strokes over second-place Harvard and finish 22 strokes over BIG EAST opponent Seton Hall. The Hoyas used an 8-over par 296 in Sunday's final round, Georgetown's ninth-best single team round, to pull away. It was GU's second win of the season after opening the fall with a team win at the Rutgers Invitational in September.
Eleey picked up her third career individual win, and second at the Princeton Invitational (2015), shooting a Georgetown-record 3-under par 213 to become the first Hoya to ever finish under par in a 54-hole tournament. She fired a 5-under par 67, tied for the best round in program history, in Saturday's second round to open a five-shot lead going into the final day. She was named the BIG EAST Female Golfer of the Week for her performance.