Pirates Move Up to 2nd Place at Whitworth Invite

Pirates Move Up to 2nd Place at Whitworth Invite

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Whitworth women's golf team moved up one spot to second place in the final standings of the Whitworth Invitational on Monday at the Kalispel Country Club.

The Pirates, who were in third place after Sunday's first round, moved ahead of Pacific University and finished as the runners-up to Pacific Lutheran.  The final team scores were: PLU 325-320 – 645, Whitworth 357-348 – 705, Pacific 355-363 – 718, Puget Sound 409-393 – 802.

Maggie Peters was the top individual finisher for Whitworth.  She shot 85-83 – 168 for fifth place, leading a total of four Pirates who finished among the top ten players in the field.  Madison Pillo (82-91 – 173), who had the Bucs' best individual round of the tournament, finished in eighth place.  Katie Ochoa (91-83 – 174) had Whitworth's best improvement from the first day to the second day and took ninth place.

Cheyenne Marchand (91-85 – 176), playing as a non-scoring individual, finished in a tie for 10th place.  Jaymie Pentony (99-91 – 190) was 17th and Ali Brandt (99-93 – 192) finished 18th.  There were 23 players in the field.

PLU's Desirae Haselwood (77-76 – 153) was the individual medalist.  She finished two strokes ahead of teammate Jeankie-Jhen Aczon (78-77 – 155), who was the runner-up.

Whitworth will return to action this coming weekend at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in Creswell, Oregon.  The NWC Fall Classic will count as 25% of the final league standings.