McGILLIVRAY'S SECOND-DAY SURGE HELPS WOMEN'S GOLF PLACE SIXTH AT ASHLAND TOURNEY
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior Louise McGillivray (Banchory, Scotland) shot a career-low 75 on the second day of the tournament, as the Merrimack College women's golf team placed sixth at the two-day Ashland Eagle Invitational from Oct. 6-7 at the Country Club of Ashland.
Order of Finish: 1. Ashland University (631) | 6. Merrimack (661) | 15. Lake Erie College (778(
Top Finishers: 5. McGillivray (83-75—158) | T-24. Jessica Ngui (82-84—166) | T-28. Ali Reed (86-82—168)
Course/Location: Country Club of Ashland | Ashland, Ohio
How It Happened
Paced by McGillivray's charge in the second day of the tournament, Merrimack was able to bounce back from a first-day total of 337 as a team, and on day two, the Warriors finished 14 strokes lower than their day-one total on the 5,856-yard course.
McGillivray was no exception to that trend; the senior shot an 11-over par-72 on Sunday but turned it around with a 75 (three-over) on Monday, allowing her to finish in fifth overall with a two-day total of 158.
Behind her, classmate Jessica Ngui (Richardson, Texas) represented Merrimack's next-best finisher, posting a two-day total of 166 (82-84) to tie for 24th overall in the tournament. Finally, junior Ali Reed (Westborough, Mass.) and classmate Lloyd Hoehle (Fullerton, Calif.) placed 28th and 30th overall with scores of 168 and 169, respectively.
Host Ashland won the tournament with a combined score of 631, followed by Ferris State (639), Grand Valley State (645), California (Pa.) (659), and Findlay (660) before the sixth-place Warriors (661). Grand Valley's Kelly Hartigan took the individual title with a two-day score of 150 (76-74).
What They Said
Head Coach Nick Crovetti: "The team, once again, came back strong on day two, finishing with the third-lowest score (324) for the day. Our resiliency has been outstanding this fall. We are looking forward to competing locally this weekend at Harvard."
Merrimack continues its fall slate at the Harvard Invitational this coming weekend. The Warriors will tee off Sunday (Oct. 13) for the first day of the tournament before wrapping up play on Monday (Oct. 14).