Strong start: Tigers place second out of 16 at Navy Invitational

By: Eric Gross, Contributing Writer 

Towson finished second among 16 teams in the Navy Invitational this weekend in Annapolis, Maryland. Harvard finished first. 

“The Navy course is a team favorite and we always play well there,” sophomore golfer Alix Lowe said. “Next year we are confident we will be able to take home the win.”

The Tigers finished the first day of the tournament in a tie for second overall in the team rankings. Sophomore Jenny Buchanan was the Tigers’ top scorer with a score of 76. She was tied for 11th through 18 holes.

Towson shot a team score of 310 and finished in a three way tie with Penn and Navy at the conclusion of day one. Harvard led the group with a score of 304.

Juniors Mackenzie Rice and Alexis Hios and freshman Erica Han contributed with scores of 77, 78 and 79, respectively.

Lowe finished with a score of 79 and senior Stephanie Bosdosh finished with a score of 81.

The Tigers continued their success into the second day of the tournament as sophomore Jenny Buchanan tied her career best score of 74. Buchanan led the Tigers and her score of 74 tied for the second overall best in the entire tournament.

The Tigers shot 311 as a team and finished with a total score of 621 through both days. Towson was only six strokes behind tournament leader Harvard and finished ahead of 14 other schools.

Lowe was a key contributor, as she improved from day one by shooting a 76. Lowe finished tied for 12th.

“Jenny Buchanan shot 76 and 74 and was the individual runner up,” Lowe said. “The team overall did good. Harvard and UPenn are competitive teams and it’s accomplishing to be paired with them in the final day.”

Towson will compete in the Towson Tignanelli Invitational at Eagles Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland, Sept 18-19. Tee times are still TBD.

Following their home tournament, the Tigers will compete in the Lady Pirate Invitational.

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