The women’s golf team left the Nittany Lion Invitational in third place with 36 holes on Saturday.
Over the first two rounds, the Owls put up an 11-over 587. Their success did not stop there. In just the first 18 holes, KSU’s two under 286 score tied for first.
A plethora of Owls made their marks during the invitational.
Senior Meva Schmit reached a team-best two under 70 in the first round. Schmit also led the team with two over 146 while also leading individuals with 29 pars and stands tied for 10th.
Bella Kil tied for 35th place with a 7-over 151 score. In the opening round, Kil carded a 78. The senior shot a 1-over 73 score. Kil scored a lone eagle on the 18th hole in the second round.
Junior Cameron Neilson finished second on the team. Neilson completed the invitational with a 3-over 147 score. By the end of the Nittany Lion Invitational, Neilson was tied for 14th place. Neilson also racked up seven birdies.
Both Kil and Neilson scored an average of 4.50 in par-5 which led the field.
In the first round, Lara Jecnik shot 1-under 71 before entering round three tying for 22nd. Junior Jecnik had an overall score of 4-over 148 for the invitational. Jecnik tied for 5th with 26 pars.
Caitlyn Campbell-Nyman was the second member of the team with six birdies. Junior Nyman managed to put up a score of 154 throughout the two rounds.
Freshman Nyah Kelly made a career debut on Saturday. Kelly shot 158 on day one as an individual participant.
For the opening round, collectively KSU reached high feats. The Owls scored 286 tying the program-best for a season-opening round. The team also tied for the lead in par-5 scoring with a 4.85 average and pars with 117.
With this tournament, this year’s team also has the third most birdies with 23 birdies.
The final round of the Nittany Lion Invitational is set to begin Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m. The next tournament that the women’s golf team will participate in will be the Golf Week Red Sky Classic from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28. in Wolcott, Colorado.