By: Eric Gross, Contributing Writer
Towson finished atop the leaderboard and won its third consecutive Towson Tignanelli Invitational at the Eagle’s Nest Country Club Monday, shooting a program low 605.
“Our team’s goal for a very long time was to beat the school record, and we went into that tournament feeling that we were going to do it,” sophomore Alix Lowe said. “Throughout the day, I kept asking my coaches how my teammates were playing, and, as I suspected, they were playing great.”
The host Tigers held on to capture their title by defeating Bethune-Cookman by just two strokes.
On day one of the tournament, senior Stephanie Bosdosh and Lowe finished with an even par of 72, a career-low score for both.
“I remember standing at the 18th hole with my teammate Alexis talking about how we might actually break the record,” Lowe said. “After me shooting even par, Steph shooting even par, Alexis shooting 75 and Mackenzie shooting 76, I did not even take the time to calculate if we broke the record or not, because all I saw was my coach crying. And that was when I knew.”
Bosdosh and Lowe also sat at the top of the individual leaderboards, sharing a three-way tie with Lamar’s Elodie Chaplet.
Juniors Alexis Hios and Mackenzie Rice shot a respective 75 and 76 on day one.
On day two of the tournament, Lowe finished with a two-round score of 149, which tied for the third lowest in program history. Lowe also ended the tournament tied for second place overall in the individual rankings.
Other key contributors for the Tigers were junior Alexis Hios and Rice who shot a two-day total of 153, while Bosdosh shot a two-day total of 154.
This victory marked the 11th team tournament championship in team history.
Towson will travel to Greenville, North Carolina, this week to compete in the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate hosted by East Carolina.