Mountain Hawks Open Fall Season With Program Low Round at Hornet Classic at the Creek

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – The Lehigh women’s golf team set a program record for lowest 18-hole score in its opening round of the fall season as the Mountain Hawks kicked off the fall campaign with the first 36 holes of Delaware State’s Hornet Classic at the Creek, Monday at Kings Creek Country Club.

Lehigh shot six over par 290 on Monday’s morning round and then shot 314 in the afternoon. The Mountain Hawks’ 36-hole total of 604 has them in third place out of 11 teams entering Tuesday’s final round.

Senior Iris Shin, junior Sophia Taverna, sophomore Madison Pineda and first-years Evelyn Wong and Yuki Zhu all contributed to the third sub-300 round in program history. The previous low round was 296 in the final round of the 2019 Patriot League Championship. Lehigh also shot 298 in the final round of the 2017 Patriot League Championship.

Wong was Lehigh’s low player on Monday, shooting 145 (71-74) to sit in a tie for second place. She carded five birdies – three in the morning and one in the afternoon – and is one stroke behind leader Kyra Cox of Howard.

Pineda matched Wong with a first round 71 and then shot 77 in the afternoon. She made two birdies in each round and is tied for eighth place at 148.

Zhu debuted with two rounds in the 70s, shooting 75 in the morning and 79 in the afternoon, with two birdies in the afternoon, and joins Wong and Pineda in the top 20 as she is tied for 19th at 154.

Taverna opened with a strong 73 and then shot 93 in the afternoon and is tied for 50th place. She made one birdie in each round.

Shin posted rounds of 90 and 84 and is tied for 56th place.

Howard leads the team race at 586 behind two rounds of 293. Sacred Heart sits in second place, two strokes off the pace.

The Hornet Classic at the Creek wraps up Tuesday with the final round. A shotgun start is set for 8:30 am

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