Peoria, Ariz., March 15, 2015 – Senior Olivia Lugar and junior Connie Zhou recorded top-five finishes to lead the No. 3-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team to a second place finish at the George Fox Westbrook Invitational held Saturday-Sunday at Westbrook Village Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.
Washington U. shot a two-day total of 591 (291-300), the second lowest 36-hole score in school history. No. 5-ranked and host George Fox University won the event with a score of 583 (289-294), while Washington U. and No. 10 University of Redlands (303-288, 591) tied for second. No. No. 1 University of Texas-Tyler and 18 Trinity University (Texas) rounded out the top five in the seven-team field.
Sydney Maluenda of George Fox was the individual champion with a two-day score of 136 (67-69).
Lugar set a 36-hole school record with a 140 (66-74) to take home third place honors in a field of 43 golfers. She broke her own school record of 144, set during the 2011-12 season. Zhou finished two strokes back of Lugar in fifth place with the second-lowest 36-hole score in school history of 143 (73-70).
Freshman Erin Drolet (75-79, 154, 17th place), sophomore Jessica Wibawa (78-77, 155, 19th place) and junior Erin Lawrence (77-80, 157, 22nd place) rounded out the staring lineup for WashU. Sophomore Samantha Han competed as an individual and tied for 22nd place with a two-day score of 157 (78-79).
Washington U. returns to action Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23, at the Joe Duncan Rhodes Invite in Germantown, Tenn.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: Washington U. led the tournament field in par 4 scoring (4.21), second in par 3 scoring (3.28) and third in par 5 scoring (.520) … Zhou led the field in Par 5 scoring at 4.50 (-3) while Lugar was second in par 4 scoring (4.00) and third in par 3 scoring (2.88).
3. Olivia Lugar – 66-75, 141 (-1)
5. Connie Zhou – 73-70, 143 (+1)
T17. Erin Drolet – 75-79, 154 (+12)
T19. Jessica Wibawa – 78-77, 155 (+13)
T22. Erin Lawrence – 77-80, 157 (+15)
T22. Samantha Han – 78-79, 157 (+15)