WASHINGTON - 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 last weekend at the 2017 Princeton Invitational.
Eleey picked up her third career individual win, and second at the Princeton Invitational (2015), shooting a Georgetown-record 3-under par 213 to become the first Hoya to ever finish under par in a 54-hole tournament. She fired a 5-under par 67, tied for the best round in program history, in Saturday's second round to open a five-shot lead going into the final day. Eleey increased her lead in Sunday's final round, carding a 1-under par 71 to win the individual title by eight strokes. She was the only player in the field to shoot under par in each of the final two rounds.
Georgetown, which finished with a three-round score of 41-over par 905, fired an 8-over par 296 on Sunday to pull away to defeat second-place Harvard by 14 strokes and finish 22 strokes ahead of BIG EAST opponent Seton Hall. The Hoyas shot a 13-over par 301 in Saturday's second round to separate from the field. The team score of 905 is the sixth-best in program history, and GU's 296 on Sunday is tied for the ninth-best team round. The win is Georgetown's 10th all-time and the second already this season as the Blue & Gray won the Rutgers Invitational last month.
The Hoyas will look to maintain their momentum when they travel to Sammamish, Wash., Oct. 10-11, for the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite, hosted by the University of Washington. The two-day, three-round tournament will be played at the Sahlee Country Club.