WASHINGTON - For the third time this year, Georgetown University senior women's golfer Jacquelyn Eleey (Quincy, Mass./The Taft School) has been named the BIG EAST Female Golfer of the Week, the league office announced on Thursday. The honor recognizes Eleey's performance at the Edwin Watts / Kiawah Island Classic.
Eleey was GU's top finisher, carding a 3-over par 219 to place in a tie for 15th. She started the tournament with a 2-under par 70 on Sunday, sitting in a tie for fifth place. Her score helped lead Georgetown to a ninth-place finish in the 43-team field, the largest collegiate tournament in the country.
As a team, the Hoyas shot a 9-over par 297 during Sunday's opening round to sit in a tie for 11th place after 18 holes. Following Monday's round, the Blue & Gray was in 15th place after shooting 12-over par 300. Sunday featured high scores across the board as the Hoyas carded a 15-over par 303, the sixth-best round of the day, to move up six spots to a tie for ninth. Georgetown tied with Georgia Southern, Navy and East Tennessee State.
This is Eleey's third weekly honor of the season, and of her career. She was named golfer of the week on Oct. 5 after winning the Princeton Invitational, and on Nov. 6 following GU’s team win at the USF Intercollegiate.
Georgetown will be back in action on Monday and Tuesday, March 5-6, when the squad travels out west for The Battle of Boulder Creek at the Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada.