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Georgetown Sets 36-Hole Record to Finish Second at Princeton Invitational

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University women's golf team set a program record for a 36-hole tournament, turning in a 20-over par 596 to finish second at the Princeton Invitational. The Hoyas carded scores of 297 and 299, the squad's top two individual rounds of the season, during the two-round tournament, played at the par-72, 6,100-yard Springdale Golf Club.
  
The Hoyas, who sat in second place after Saturday's first 18 holes, finished behind only Penn State (12-over par 588). The Blue & Gray held off a late charge by Princeton (23-over par 599), while Harvard and Princeton tied at 24-over par 600 to round out the top five.
 
Senior Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J. / Kent Place), playing in her home state, was GU's top finisher as she tied for third overall with an even-par 144. She was the individual leader after Saturday's first round when she tied a Georgetown record and her career best with a 5-under par 67.
 
Senior Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla. / St. Andrew's) fired a 1-over par 73 on Sunday to climb 11 spots and finish in a tie for 12th place. She finished with a two-round score of 5-over par 149.
 
Senior Pendleton Bogache (Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Episcopal [Va.]) recorded an eagle on the third hole on Sunday as she tied for 20th overall with a two-day score of 7-over 151. She turned in a 76 on Saturday, before moving up with a 75 on the second 18 holes.
 
Junior Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish, Wash. / Eastlake Senior) carded a 2-over par 74 on Sunday to move up 11 spots to finish in a tie for 24th place at 8-over par 152. Her classmate, Kate Evanko (West Chester, Pa. / Unionville), tied for 39th with a 12-over par 156.
 
Sophomore Elizabeth Nguyen (Pinehurst, N.C. / Pinecrest), playing as an individual, tied with Fitzgibbons for 24th place after turning in identical scores of 76 to finish at 8-over par 152.

"We had a really good tournament," Georgetown Head Coach Kate Schanuel said. "The girls competed hard and it showed with three individual finishes in the top 20, including Christina placing third, and setting the 36-hole school record. We will look to continue this momentum in Sammamish next weekend."
 
The Hoyas will next travel to the West Coast to compete in the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington. The two-day, three-round tournament will be played Oct. 9-10 in Sammamish, Washington.
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