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Women's Golf Nabs Three First Place Tournament Finishes in Fall Season

On a crisp Columbus Day weekend in New Haven, Connecticut, Boston College women’s golf finished a rousing fall season with a 2nd place finish at the Yale Women’s Collegiate. The runner-up finish followed three consecutive tournament wins for the Lady Eagles in September, who compiled a 56-1 head-to-head record this fall.

BC grabbed its first victory of the 2016-17 campaign at the Illinois State Redbird Invitational. The Eagles overcame thirteen schools including Northern Illinois, FCGU, Butler, and Illinois State to clinch the win. Freshman Lois Kaye Go led the charge with a 2-under, 214 (73-70-71), capturing third place in her collegiate debut. Sophomore Katie Kim followed close behind in ninth place with a +7, 223 (78-73-72).

The following weekend, the Eagles traveled south to Pawleys Island, SC where they took home first at the Golfweek Program Challenge ahead of fifteen competitors, surpassing Campbell by one stroke. All five BC golfers placed in the top 20 of the 3-day tournament, with Go claiming third overall once again as she posted a +1, 214  (71-72-71)  on the par 71 course. Fellow teammates Marni Murez, a freshman, and sophomore Ailin Li, supported Go with sixth (+4, 217) and ninth (+6, 219) place finishes respectively.

Photo courtesy of BC Golf / Facebook

Photo courtesy of BC Golf / Facebook

The Eagles hot streak continued in late September with yet another first place finish at the Dartmouth Invitational in New Hampshire. The squad scorched the field, with an 18-stroke victory over St. John’s, Dartmouth, Sacred Heart, and CCSU among the eight other schools. Go secured her first collegiate victory ahead of 78 competitors as she fired a 3-under 141 (71,70) over the two day tournament. Sophomore Katie Kim also had a strong weekend, placing third overall at +2, 146 (69,77). All five players finished the Dartmouth tourney in the top 16.

Last weekend’s outing at the Yale University Golf Course marked the lone event in which BC did not emerge with a first place medal. At +14 through the two-day tournament, BC was just one stroke shy of the winner, Columbia, but still managed to edge Yale, Harvard, and Dartmouth as well as 15 other teams. Go completed her impressive fall campaign with a tie for 5th, recording a -1, 141 (71,69) on the par 71 course.

A native of the Philippines, Go carded no score higher than a 73 during the fall season--an achievement that helped her earn ACC Women’s Golfer of the month honors for September. Go led a freshman class that also included talented Marni Murez of Manhattan Beach, CA, who also cracked the starting lineup for the Eagles. Together, the two freshman helped to propel a team with no top-3 finishes in the 2015-16 season to no finish beyond second place for this fall.

Women’s golf will tee-up the spring season beginning in February at Texas State and should be well-positioned to make a mark in the ACC Championships come April.

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