April 19, 2013
The Georgetown University women’s golf team will compete at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship from April 21 to April 23. The Championship will be held on the Watson Course at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The Hoyas post four top-10 finishes in the nine tournaments so far this season. In the fall, Georgetown started the season at the Golfweek Program Challenge, where the Blue & Gray finished in the sixth place out of 12 schools. Sophomore Viktoria Lager (Princeton, N.J./West Florida Christian School), led the Hoyas, coming in tied for 19th place with a score of +18. The Blue & Gray finished 10th of 14 schools at the Wolverine Invitational. They were led by freshman Patricia Lee (Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch)’s 29 shots over par, which tied her for 29th place. Later in the fall, Georgetown came in sixth place among eight schools at the Lehigh Invitational. Junior Alice Choi (Whitestone, N.Y./Bayside) had the best score among Georgetown players at the tournament with nine shots over par, tying her for ninth place. In the spring, at its most recent tournament, the Hoya Invitational, Georgetown saw its best results since its sixth-place finish at Lehigh Invitational. Led by Choi’s +16, which tied her for 15th place, the Hoyas came in seventh place out of 14 schools.
Choi led Georgetown in three tournaments, while Lager, Lee, and freshman Liz DiVincentis (Durham, Conn./Coginchaug Regional) all had the best finish among Hoyas at two tournaments each. This season, Choi, who competed in eight tournaments, has been the Hoyas’ best player, averaging 78.1 shots per round and +16.88 per tournament. DiVincentis, in six tournaments, has averaged 78.82 strokes per round and 19.33 shots over par per tournament. Lee, in nine tournaments, has averaged 80.23 strokes per round and +24.78 per tournament. Lager has played in eight tournaments, averaging 81.09 shots per round and 26.88 strokes over par per tournament. Senior Audrey Dalton (Portland, Ore./St. Mary’s Academy), who has participated in five tournaments, has averaged 81.93 strokes per round and +28.4 per tournament. Senior Katie Skinner (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly), in four tournaments, has averaged 82.5 strokes per round and 34.5 strokes over par per tournament. Junior Stefanie Soelling (Everett, Wash./Everett) has played in six tournaments this season, averaging 82.72 shots per round and +33.67 per tournament. Freshman Mackenzie Boydston (Keller, Texas/Nolan Catholic), in two tournaments, has averaged 83.17 strokes per round and 33.5 shots over par per tournament.
The Blue & Gray have never won the BIG EAST Championship since its inauguration in 2003. The Hoyas’ best finishes came in 2005 and 2006, when they came in second place. In recent years, Georgetown came in tied for third place in 2009 and in fourth place in 2011, but finished in seventh place in 2010 and in eighth place in 2012. Notre Dame and Louisville have won the championship five and four times, respectively, while St. John’s and USF have each won once.
The Hoyas begin the 2013 BIG EAST Championship against Rutgers on Sunday, April 21, teeing off at 8, 8:10, 8:20, 8:30, and 8:40 a.m. Cincinnati, Seton Hall, and St. John’s and Notre Dame, Louisville, and USF each form threesomes to complete the eight-school field. The second round will take place on Monday, April 22, and the final round will occur on Tuesday, April 23.