HARRISONBURG, VA – The York College golf squad made it 2-for-2 in tournament championships in 2019 as they captured the title of the Bridgewater Fall Invitational on Tuesday at Lakeview Mountain Golf Club in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The Spartans cruised to the team title with a two-day score of 627. That was 19 strokes better than host Bridgewater (646). Marymount (Va.) finished third at 679 while Lynchburg (682) and Southern Virginia (694) rounded out the top five in the eight team field.
The Spartans shot 314 on Monday and followed that with a 313 on Tuesday. The 313 tied their season low that came on Sunday in capturing the Gettysburg Invitational.
The Spartans placed all seven of their players in the top 15 of the 47 player field.
Junior Emma Harding had a banner tournament as she finished second with a school-record two-day score of 150. Harding carded a 77 on Monday and followed that with 73 on Tuesday. Harding's Tuesday score was the lowest score for day and tied her for the low round of the tournament. Harding finished three strokes behind tournament medalist Elizabeth Self of Lynchburg. Self finished the tournament with a two-day score of 147.
Sophomore Jordan Koller finished fifth overall as she carded a two-day total of 155. Koller shot 76 on Monday followed by a 79 on Tuesday. Koller leads the team in scoring for the first two tournaments as she is averaging 77.25 strokes per round with a pair of top five finishes.
Sophomore Shelby Tapman finished tied for sixth as she was one stroke back of Koller with a total score of 156. Tapman had an 82 on Monday and then made an eight stroke improvement with a 74 on Tuesday. Tapman's 74 is her lowest round of the year.
Sophomore Brooke Burnette was York's next finisher as she placed tenth with a score of 158. Burnette shot an opening round 78 followed by an 80 on Tuesday. Fellow sophomore Anna Moore concluded the tournament tied for 11th with a 160 as she fired a pair of matching 80's.
Freshman Natalie Robson and junior Lindsey Bonner finished tied with each other for 14th place. Robson shot an 80 on Monday and then an 83 on Tuesday to finish with a 163. Bonner, who was playing as an individual along with Harding, also shot 163 with an 81 on Monday and an 82 on Tuesday.
The Spartans have now won eight tournaments in their three years as a varsity program. Their two titles ties them with the two they won in their first year as a varsity program in 2017-18.
The Spartans return to action on Monday, October 7 when they travel to Ligonier, PA to play in the two-day Tartan Invitational hosted by Carnegie Mellon University. The action is slated for a noon start.