LEXINGTON, Va. – Sophomore Laurie Jones (Atlanta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity) finished in a three-way tie for second-place, and the Washington and Lee women's golf team placed fourth overall while hosting the General's Invitational on Sunday and Monday at the Lexington Golf & Country Club.
Jones finished two strokes behind the individual champion, Arisa Kimura of NYU, who carded a 75-69—144 (E). NYU also took the team championship with a +23 score of 302-297—599. Carnegie Mellon placed second with a 300-304—604 (+28), while Methodist finished third with a 314-305—619 (+43).
The Generals carded a 312-310—622 (+46), which represents the second-lowest 36-hole scoring total in program history. The lowest (310) was set earlier this fall at the Montgomery Country Club Intercollegiate. Oglethorpe rounded out the Top 5 in the General's Invitational with a 310-314—624 (+48).
Jones shot a 72-74—146 (+2), which is tied with Liza Freed '18 for the lowest individual 36-hole score in program history. Freed accomplished the score during her sophomore season in the fall of 2015. Jones finished tied for second with Bailey Plourde of Centre and Jillian Drinkard of NYU.
Sophomore Beth Ann Townsend (Greenville, S.C. / Travelers Rest) and junior Griffin Foultz (San Antonio, Texas / St. Mary's Hall) both finished in a tie for 18th-place out of the 65 golfers in the event. Townsend carded an 81-75—156 (+12), while Foultz shot 80-76—156 (+12).
First-year Savannah Johnson (Owens Cross Roads, Ala. / Huntsville) tied for 41st after firing a 79-85—164 (+20) and sophomore Hannah Wright (Thompsons Station, Tenn. / Battle Ground Academy) tied for 62nd with a 94-91—185 (+41).
Washington and Lee has now completed the fall portion of its 2018-19 schedule. The Generals will resume action this spring.