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Lee and Hirtle lead women’s golf to first place at Navy Fall Invitational

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Four female Navy golfers finished in the top 20 individually as the midshipmen shot a par 616 from 40 to take first place among 15 teams at the Navy Fall Invitational, held at the US Naval Academy Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday .

The Mids entered the final round in first place after shooting the weekend’s lowest team round at 13-over by 301 on Saturday in the rain and wind, a team score is the fourth round the lowest of the course in the history of the program. Navy stayed ahead of the rest of the field with a par 315 of 27 over Sunday in very wet conditions, posting a score of 616 which is the third best of all time by a Navy team on their home course in a 36 hole tournament.

“The storm brought one of the toughest wind/rain combinations we’ve faced in any event in my time here,” the head coach said. Nadia Ste-Marie. “It was a tough few days with a very rewarding ending. I’m so proud of our team for all their hard work, focus and determination.”

Quinnipiac was second at 45 on the par 621, while Delaware State moved up to third at 46 on the par 622 after shooting Sunday’s team-low round of 19 on the par 307. Sacred Heart was in fourth place with a total weekend of 48-over par 624, while LIU rounded out the top 5 teams with a par 630 of 54 and best player of the weekend, while Emily Byrne of the Sharks shot a weekend round of 3 under par 69 on Saturday and finished with a first-place score of 2 on par 146.

A pair of Mids finished tied at six for sixth place, as juniors Mara Hirtle and Stephanie Lee the two finished the game on Sunday at 8 on the par 152. Hirtle shot a 1 on the par 73 in the first round on Saturday to take third place overall on Sunday, dropping 7 on the par 79 in the final round. For Lee, she shot a par 75 from 3 on Saturday before turning around to shoot a par 77 from 5 on Sunday.

Two other Mids finished the weekend tied for 18th at 12-over by 156, as a sophomore Bridget Hoang was 4-over by 76 on Saturday and 8-over by 80 on Sunday, while senior captain Eve Worden posted scores of 5 on the par 77 in the first round and 7 on the par 79 in the last round.

The Navy’s last scorer was a freshman Sue Lee in 47th place, as the rookie shot an overall score of 20 on the par 164, shooting 11 on the par 83 on Saturday but improving to a 9 on the par 81 on Sunday.

Compete as individuals, sophomores Jenna Han and Hannah Han Kim both finished in the top 70 scorers. Han shot rounds of 11 on the par 83 and 12 on the par 84 to finish tied for 59th at 23 on the par 167, while Han-Kim posted a score of 29 on the par 173 over the weekend. end to end in a tie for 69th, going 12-over par 84 on Saturday and 17-over par 89 on Sunday.

First-year student Hallie Brisco also competed as an individual in her first collegiate event, finishing the weekend in 72nd at 30-over par 174. She started with a 13-over par 85 in the first round before shooting a 17-over par 89 in Sunday’s final round.

Navy will compete in the JEL Outer Banks Women’s Intercollegiate next weekend, Oct. 7-9, at Duck Woods Country Club in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, while Worden will travel to the Jackson T. Stephens Cup Oct. 9-9. October 12 at the Seminole Golf Club. in Juno Beach, Florida.