WOMEN'S GOLF: Eagles Take Home First At C&F
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 01:03
The Boston College women’s golf team ended its winless drought on Tuesday. The squad, led by fifth year head coach Drew Kayser earned its first victory since 2011 in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate. The event was hosted by the College of William & Mary. Twenty-six teams from the East Coast competed in the event. BC led all other colleges with a score of 598 (+30). Richmond University came in second place behind the Eagles’ with a total score of 609 (+41).
The tournament took place at Kingsmill River Course in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Par 71 was a challenging length of 6,100 yards. Yet the course played well to the strengths of BC.
The win becomes the highlight of an overall successful season. The Eagles’ previously found success at the Golfweek Program Challenge and the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational. In both cases BC finished fourth.
The Eagles’ had their last team win in 2011 at the Rutgers Invitational. Katia Joo led the way for that team in 2011 with a fourth place individual finish.
This time,freshman Vinh-Hoa Ngo set the tone for a group of players that went all of 2012 without a win. Over two rounds the first year golfer scored a 145, good for plus-three overall. The 145 aggregate score resulted in a first place individual finish. Underclassmen Katia Joo and Isabel Southard played well, finishing in a tie for fifth place overall.
The strength of this year’s team clearly lies in its younger players. Of the eight golfers on the varsity team there are only two seniors to lead three sophomores and three freshmen. While the team is young, the success of their less experienced members bodes well for the future.
For now though, the Eagles’ look forward to their last event of the year. On April 19 they will take their talents to Charlotte, N.C. for the ACC championship.