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Washington (Mo.) Athletics | April 6, 2014

DIII: Lugar leads No. 1 Washington (Mo.) to second-place finish

MADISON, Ill. -- Junior Olivia Lugar claimed medalist honors to lead No. 1-ranked Washington (Mo.) to a second-place finish at the Third Annual WUSTL Spring Invitational held Saturday-Sunday at Gateway National Golf Links. The individual title for Lugar was her second of the season and eighth of her career.

Lugar fired a two-day total of 147 (72-75) to claim the individual championship by two shots against Jodie Peacock of William Woods. Lugar also set the tournament record for the top 36-hole score, breaking the mark of 148 set by Hannah Buck (Washington U., 2012), Kayla Eckelkamp (Maryville, 2012) and Morgan Lamberson (Drury, 2012).

In a tournament field that featured 10 ranked teams, NAIA No. 6 ranked William Woods claimed the team title for the third consecutive year with a tournament-record score of 605 (306-299). The Owls fired a 299 on Day 2, the lowest team score in the history of the tournament for 18 holes.

Washington U. had four of its five starters break 80 for the second day in a row, and finished a stroke behind William Woods in the team standings with a two-day total of 606 (300-306). NCAA Division III No. 9 Rhodes (623, 308-315), No. 21 Carleton (628, 318-310) and No. 6 DePauw (628, 314-314) rounded out the top five in the 16-team field.

Lugar was joined on the all-tournament team by Washington U. sophomore Connie Zhou and freshman Xin Fang, Jodie Peacock (William Woods), Geraldin Tellbuscher (Carleton), Paige Gooch (DePauw), Alejandra Ferrer (William Woods), Meg Healy (Rhodes), Mary Reed (Rhodes), Adrienne Plourde (Olivet), Nikki Isaacson (Rhodes) and Jamie Palermo (William Woods).