Women’s Golf Wins Big East Championship, Eleey takes Individual Title

April 24, 2018

The Georgetown women’s golf team captured its second straight Big East Championship on Sunday in Callawassie, South Carolina. Senior Jacquelyn Eleey took home her second individual title with a score of 1-over par 73, winning by seven strokes. Eleey became the first individual to win the individual event twice, having taken home first place as a freshman in 2015. The Hoyas took the overall event by a whopping 20 strokes, finishing with a flourish on the final day of the tournament.

“This was such a great week for the program and this team,” Georgetown head coach Kate Schanuel said. “Defending [the title] is not easy to do and we played hard each day. I am so happy for Jacquelyn to take the title for the second time and make history in this event.”

The Hoyas started the three-day event strong, shooting 299 on the first day to hold a commanding 14-stroke overall lead. Eleey held the individual lead after the first day, and teammate junior Christina Parsells finished second for the day.

The second day featured more of the same, as the Hoyas continued their dominant play with an 18-over par finish, good enough to maintain a double-digit stroke lead, at 11. Parsells leapt ahead of Eleey for first place individually, recording a four-over par 148. Other Hoyas with notable performances included junior Pendleton Bogache, who finished with 6-over par 78 and sophomore Ashley Fitzgibbons, who carded a 3-over par 75 on the day.

The Hoyas saved their best performance for the last day of the championship, finishing at 10-over par 298 to give them a three-day total of 39-over par 903. Parsells received second-place honors for individual performance of 13-over par 229, while Fitzgibbons tied with Bogache for ninth overall.

Georgetown now awaits their postseason fate. The Hoyas will find out their seeding and location for the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. The selection show will air on the Golf Channel. Follow @GUVoiceSports for breaking news and more coverage of Georgetown spring sports.

Santul Nerkar
Santul is the Voice's former executive culture editor and Halftime Sports editor. Follow him on Twitter @SantulN to become one of his rare few followers.

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