McCutchan finishes on top as Pioneers move up to second

McCutchan finishes on top as Pioneers move up to second

DUPONT, Wash. -- Lewis & Clark's Annie McCutchan fired a second round 76 to finish on top of the leaderboard at the Puget Sound Spring Invitational to help the Pioneers to a second place finish overall. Whitworth was the top placing team for the weekend with a two day total of 658, besting the Pioneers by five shots. The Pioneers started the day in third place, two strokes behind Whitworth and five strokes behind Saint Martins.

 McCutchan entered the day in a tie for third place, two strokes behind Maddie Prigge of Saint Martins and one stroke behind Katherine Swor, also of Saint Martin's. McCutchan's 76 was the low round of the day by three shots. Finishing behind McCutchan for the Pioneers was Tori Eichten who earned her second top-10 finish in as many tournaments after matching rounds of 83. Jane Almeida followed her first round 80 with an 87 to finish one spot behind Eichten in 10th. Kamryn Ford improved on her first day score with a second round 84 to place in a tie for 14th. Freshman Olivia Weaver continues to shave off strokes carding a 91 in round two to put her just outside the top-20. 

Deeper Look

  • This is McCutchan's first individual title this season and third all-time in her career at Lewis & Clark
  • McCutchan's 76 is her second-best round this year behind only her 71 at the Puget Sound Fall Invitational
  • Eichten's 166 was her best two-round total this season
  • Almeida had her first top-10 finish of the season
  • Weaver shot a career-best 91

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers will compete next weekend at the Willamette Valley Cup hosted by Willamette at McNary Golf Club

Day 1

The Lewis & Clark Pioneers finished the first day of competition at the Puget Sound Spring Invitational two strokes behind second place after shooting their lowest round of the spring season. The Pioneers fired a 333 and trail Whitworth who carded a 331. Saint Martin's leads the pack with a 40-over 326.

Annie McCutchan leads the Pioneers with a 79 which puts her in a tie for third along with Jaymie Pentony of Whitworth. Maddie Prigge of Saint Martin's leads the tournament with a 77. 

Jane Almeida finished just one stroke behind McCutchan with an 80 which puts her in solo fifth. Tori Eichten ended the first day in the top-10 with an 11-over 83. Kamryn Ford enters the second day inside the top-20 after a first round 91. Olivia Weaver rounded out the team with a career-low round of 95. 

Deeper Look

  • The Pioneers were scheduled to tee-off at 8 a.m. but a frost delay pushed the start time back to 9 a.m.
  • Weaver carded her first collegiate birdie on the par-5 8th hole
  • The Pioneers' 333 is their 5th best round of the year