First-Year Trio Leads Whit Women's Golfers

News Release Date:
Saturday, October 3

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Tate Head, one of three first-year golfers playing for the host team, shot 86 and was tied for eighth place after Saturday's opening round of the Whitman College Women's Invitational at the Wildhorse Golf Course near Mission, Ore.

Head fired a 3-over par 39 on the front nine and was tied for second headed to the back nine. With a double-bogey or less on No. 18, she would have ended the day with the second-low score, but a disastrous 10 on that final hole dropped her down in the individual standings.

Two more first-year players, Sydney Conway and Caitlin Holland, had Whitman's next best scores. Conway shot 93, 10 strokes better than Holland.

Sydney Saito, a junior, rounded out Whitman's team score with a 105. Sophomores Jennifer Keyes and Allison Lodine shot identical 108s.

Brianna Nap, playing for George Fox, fired a 76 to take the first-day lead. One of her teammates, Mandy Cameron, is tied for second at 86 with Pacific's Jasmine Ching and Liz Martin.

In the team scoring, George Fox was in first place with a 335 total, four shots in front of Whitworth. Next in line were Pacific 353, Whitman 387, and Lewis & Clark 435.

The invitational finishes on Sunday with a second round.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
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