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Women's Golf Sets New Personal Records at W&L

an eagles team photo at washington & lee

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Bridgewater College women's golf team continued to threaten or set new personal records while facing tough competition among nationally-ranked teams at the Generals Invitational.

The Eagles had their best two-day total of season so far, following yesterday's 336 with a 339.

Amanda Kelley shot 77, tying her second-best collegiate score. Starting on #10, she birdied #13 and #15 to get to -2.

Kelley hit a snag when she attempted a long carry over water on #18 and took double bogey. She also added bogies on #1, #3, and #5, but strung together a bunch of pars coming in to post 77. That jumped her 11 spots to finish T-28th among 65 players.

Heather Donnelly shot 86, tying her low round in her young career. She played the five par-3 holes at Lexington Golf & CC at -1, and shot solid scores despite hardly using her driver in this tournament.

Jesse Bartley shot 87, and continues to average more than four shots better than her 2017-18 season.

Abby Papke continues to emerge as an integral part of the team, and shot an 89 on Monday. Added to her 86 the day before, this is her best two-day total by an impressive 11 strokes. 

Hannah Woodson shot 94, and had a birdie on the water-carry par-3 fourth hole.

"We are not in a position to take down the top teams in the country right now, but we have talked about keeping our team scores under 340, and this was the first time this season we posted two scores in the range we are looking for," said head coach John Rogers. "We are a process-oriented team and the ladies are doing a great job of working hard and improving. I can't ask for more than that."

Bridgewater is supposed to be back in action at Southern Virginia on Thursday, in a tournament that was moved when Hurricane Florence came through. However, now there is a possibility that the remnants of Hurricane Michael could postpone it again.