Whit Women in Second at Fall Golf Classic

News Release Date:
Saturday, October 22

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Junior Tate Head fired a career-best 75 to lead the Whitman College women's golf team into second place after Saturday's opening round of the Northwest Conference Fall Classic at Heron Lakes in Portland, Ore.

Scores: Teams,

Whitman shot a 320 team score (top four individuals) and trails the leader, George Fox, by seven strokes.

Tate Head

Linfield is a distant third (340) as the eight-team field heads to Sunday's closing round.

"We were solid today," Whitman coach Skip Molitor said. "Our girls have a lot of energy right now. George Fox is within reach, so it should be a heck of a finish tomorrow."

Head, playing in the No. 5 spot for Whitman, shot 39 on the front side and then finished birdie, par, birdie for an even-par 36 on the back nine.

Her 3-over par 75 was a career-best at the college level by five strokes.

Tate is one stroke back of the first-round leader, Megan McGrew of George Fox.

Sophomore Katie Zajicek birdied her final hole to finish with an 80, tied for fifth place.

Sophomore Catelyn Webber and first-year teammate Sarah Debs completed Whitman's team score, shooting 82 and 83, respectively.

Junior Elaine Whaley also played for Whitman, carding a 91.

The annual Fall Classic counts for 25 percent of the team scoring used to determine the final season-long standings.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu