Women’s Golf Finishes Second at NCAA Fall Preview

Women’s Golf Finishes Second at NCAA Fall Preview

(HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team placed second at the 14-team 2017 NCAA Division III Preview held at the par-73, 5,800-yard El Campeón Course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The Tartans carded a round of 317 on Monday afternoon to finish with a 36-hole score of 639. Fellow University Athletic Association (UAA) foe, New York University won the preview with a 606 (298-308).

Freshman Charlotte Simpson (Towson, Md./Bryn Mawr School) tied for ninth individually and led the Tartans with a 155 after carding rounds of 77 and 78. Her score of 155 tied the second-best 36-hole score in program history. Senior Summer Kitahara (Greenwich, Conn./Rye Country Day) improved five strokes from her opening round and shot a four-over par 77 to close play on Monday. Kitahara ended the preview in 19th with a 159 (82-77).

Freshman Catherine Tianhong Yu (Dalian, China/Walnut) fired a 161 (80-81), sophomore Yedin Lui (Idaho Falls, Idaho) finished with a 164 (83-81) while junior Carly Jordan (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal School) carded a 167 (85-82).

Carnegie Mellon had one individual compete at the preview, as sophomore Lavonca Davis (Pickerington, Ohio) shot a 170 (87-83).

The Tartans will be back on the links Sunday, September 24 as they compete in the opening round of the 36-hole Allegheny College Invitational held at the Meadville Country Club in Meadville, Pennsylvania.