WASHINGTON - Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School) won her second tournament of the season and the Georgetown University women's golf team had four scoring players, and five overall, finish in the top 10 as the Hoyas cruised to a 27-shot victory at The Battle of Boulder Creek. The tournament was played at the Boulder Creek Golf Club, on the Coyote Run and Desert Hawk courses, in Boulder City, Nevada, right outside of Las Vegas. It is GU's first win of the spring and fourth in seven events this year.
The Hoyas fired a 916 over the two-day, three-round tournament, finishing 27 strokes ahead of Morehead State (943). Eastern Washington (945), James Madison (953) and Montana State (956) rounded out the top five in the 12-team field.
Facing windy conditions on Monday, Georgetown shot a 301 in the first round to take a 10-stroke lead. Eleey and Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place) both shot an even-par 72 to tie for the individual lead. A team 303 in the second round pushed the GU lead to 21 shots before a 312 in Tuesday's final round sealed the victory.
Eleey won her second tournament of the year with a nine-over par 225. She followed up her even par in the first round with a 78 and 75 over the final 36 holes. She sat in second place going into Tuesday's final 18 holes.
Parsells finished in a tie with teammate Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake Senior), who was playing as an individual, for fifth place at 15-over par 231. Fitzgibbons recovered from an 85 in the first round and fired an even-par 72 in the final round to climb 13 spots.
Pendleton Bogache (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Episcopal [Va.]) and Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's) finished one shot off of each other, placing ninth and 10th overall, respectively. Bogache carded a 17-over par 232, while Popowitz was right behind her with an 18-over par 233.
Lauren Gros (Windermere, Fla./Windermere Prep) finished in a tie for 16th place at 23-over par 239 and freshman Yifei Bao (Houston, Texas), making her collegiate debut as an individual, tied for 33rd with a 30-over par 246.
The Hoyas will travel to South Carolina next week, March 19-20, for the Briar's Creek Invitational.