WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's golf team shot a three-round score of 57-over par 921 to finish in eighth place in an 11-team field at the Edean Ihlanfedt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington. The tournament was played at the Sahlee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., and featured three programs that joined the Blue & Gray in the 2017 NCAA Tournament last spring.
In Tuesday's first two rounds, the Hoyas shot team scores of 302 and 306, respectively, to sit in fifth place at 32-over par. They continued to sit in fifth midway through Wednesday's final round, before slipping three spots to eighth with a final round score of 25-over par 313.
In a very strong field, Georgetown finished just six strokes out of fourth place as San Francisco (51-over par 915), UC Davis (54-over par 918), Portland State (55-over par 919) and Rutgers (56-over par 920) were all bunched ahead of the Hoyas. Tournament host Washington (7-over par 871) won its home tournament by two strokes over Colorado (9-over par 873), and Brigham Young (18-over par 882) took third.
Junior Alexa Popowitz (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew's) was Georgetown's top finisher, shooting a 5-over par 224 to finish in a tie for 13th. She carded a 1-under par 71 in Tuesday's second round.
Senior Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School) and junior Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place) tied for 27th with scores of 14-over par 230. Junior Pendleton Bogache (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Episcopal [Va.]) and sophomore Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish, Wash./Eastlake Senior) both fired scores of 27-over par 243 to tie for 49th.
The Blue & Gray will take a couple of weeks off before closing out its fall season, Oct. 30-31, at the USF Intercollegiate in Tampa, Fla.