BREMERTON, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark women's golf team held off the California Lutheran Regals to win the Puget Sound Invitational by one stroke. The Pioneers started the day 7 strokes ahead of the Regals after shooting 309 in round one. Tough course conditions after a night of rain saw scores rise across the board but the Pioneers pulled together a two day total of 637 to get the win in their first tournament of the fall season.
Annie McCutchan led the Pioneers and finished in second place overall with a score of 71-83-154 and freshman Kamryn Ford finished in a tie for third in her debut event with a score of 78-79-157. Jane Almeida carded the third-best score for the Pioneers in the second round. Almeida had a rough start going 10-over in her opening nine but fought back to shoot 1-under on the back side and finish with an 81. Senior Tori Eichten stayed consistent from day one to day two shooting 86-86-172. Mady Rhodenbaugh started out the day in third place after carding a 3-over 75 in her opening round but struggled in day two shooting an 86 for a two day total of 161.
- The Pioneers beat Whitworth by 18 strokes. In the preseason polls, the Pioneers were projected to finish behind Whitworth in the conference standings
- All five Pioneers finished in the top-20, with three finishing in the top-10
The Pioneers compete at the Culturame Classic hosted by George Fox at Willamette Valley Country Club on Oct. 6-7.
The Lewis & Clark women's golf team leads the Puget Sound Invitational after round one. The Pioneers shot a 309 and sit seven strokes ahead of second place California Lutheran.
All five Pios golfers finished in the top 20, with three finishing in 6th place or better.
Senior Annie McCutchan shot a 1-under 71 and leads the field, three strokes ahead of Pacific Lutheran's Sami Briney. Mady Rhodenbaugh strung together three birdies on the back side to shoot a 75. She sits in third place.
Freshman Kamryn Ford, playing in her first career tournament, put together three birdies on her finishing holes to shoot a 79. Jane Almeida was fourth for the Pios carding an 84 and senior Tori Eichten had a rough start but got into a groove on the back side to finish with an 86.
Kamryn Ford broke 80 in her collegiate debut
The Pioneers are competing against four other Northwest Conference teams this week and sit 19 strokes ahead of their closest conference opponent.
- Annie McCutchan shot a career-low 71
The Pioneers tee off tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. for the final round of the Puget Sound Invitational.