Women’s golf completes day one in Ohio

Vince Lovergine, Women's Golf Reporter


The Panthers got back into the swing of things after a two-week break at the Dayton Flyer invitational.

To start day one of the invite, Senior Alexandra Pickens led the way posting the lowest round score of 78.

Junior Anne Bahr followed Pickens’ 78 carding an 80 in the first round. Seniors Chloe Wong and Madison Burgett both finished with a score of 87.

Junior Hannah Magda competed in her first invitational of the fall schedule after sitting out the first two invitational’s recording an 88 in her first round back.

After some emotion and excitement to compete for the first time this year, Magda said she was not too nervous and was excited to be back competing with the team.

After some ups and downs, Magda said she is still very much encouraged about her play.

“My short game was my strongest today,” Magda said. “But my irons gave me problems and I hope to improve on that tomorrow.”

Redshirt junior Erika Von Itter and sophomore Katlyn Hasprey did not compete in the first round for the Panthers; Magda replaced Von Itter on the roster.

The Panthers finished round one with a combined score of 332 to put them in 14th place out of the fourteen qualifying teams.

Through day one, Oakland University and Findlay University are tied for the top spot leading all fourteen teams with a round one score of 299.

Round two of the Dayton Fall invitational will continue today at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Eastern will have one more invitational on the schedule before they wrap up the fall season.

As a team through two invitational’s, the women have combined for 1629 strokes, 317 combined score for their lowest rounds and a 41 over par.

Bahr and Wong continue to impress this fall, as both of them are neck and neck between multiple statistics. Bahr leads Eastern in strokes with 386 and the lowest round of the season with 74. Wong is right behind her with 399 strokes and a low round score of 77 through 5 rounds.

Vince Lovergine can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]