(LEXINGTON, Va.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team placed second in a field of 13 teams at the Generals Invitational hosted by Washington & Lee University Tuesday. The Tartans shot a 628 (320-308) at the par 72 Lexington Country Club which tied them with the host. The two-round score of 628 is the best in the programs history and the 308 the Tartans carded on Tuesday sets a school record for the lowest 18-hole round. Methodist University won the invitational with a score of 625 (311-314).
Senior Summer Kitahara (Greenwich, Conn./Rye Country Day) led the Tartans with a 154 after carding rounds of 78 and 76 to place third individually in a field of 71 golfers. Freshman Charlotte Simpson (Towson, Md./Bryn Mawr School) placed sixth overall finishing a stroke behind Kitahara with a 155 (77-78). Four strokes behind Simpson was junior Carly Jordan (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal School) tied for ninth with a 159 (80-79). Jordan's round of 79 on Tuesday marked a season-best.
Sophomore Yedin Lui (Idaho Falls, Idaho) improved 10 strokes in the second round to shoot a 160 (85-75), as her round of three-over par 75 on Tuesday marked a personal-best. Freshman Catherine Tianhong Yu (Dalian, China/Walnut) ended the event with a 169 (86-83).
The Tartans had one individual enter the invitational, as sophomore Lavonca Davis (Pickerington, Ohio) shot a 169 (86-83).
Carnegie Mellon will compete in the NYU Invitational at Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield, New Jersey, on October 14-15.