BALLSTON SPA, NY – In the first conference championship in program history, the Johnson & Wales University women's golf team posted a top-five finish. The Wildcats came in fourth at the Empire 8 Championship, hosted at Ballston Lake Country Club.
Johnson & Wales posted a two-day total of 789 (400-389), which is the lowest 36-hole tally in the team's four-year history. SUNY Cortland won the championship with a 682 (344-338).
The lowest performance of the tournament was turned in by junior Megan LeBlanc (Madison, Conn.) with a 187 (94-93) which ties her career-low and placed her 16th. Also cracking the top 25 was junior Hannah Hall (Farmington, Utah) as she posted a two-day total of 195 (96-99) to rank 23rd.
Freshman Alexis Anastos (Lock Haven, Pa.) cut five strokes off her first round total for a 201 (103-98). Sophomore Caroline Mettler (Bluffton, Ind.) recorded the lowest two-day score of her career with a 213 (107-106). Classmate Hannah Lifschin (Denville, N.J.) shaved 22 strokes on Sunday with a career-low 99 as part of her 220 (121-99). Rounding out the JWU scores was senior Megan Janis (Commack, N.Y.) at 263 (122-141).
JWU finishes the fall season next weekend at the NEIGA Women's Invitational at the Captains Golf Course