Spartans Participate in Loaded CMU Tartan Invitational

Anna Moore photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Anna Moore photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

LIGONIER, PA - The York College women's golf squad traveled to the CMU Tartan Invitational hosted by Carnegie Melon University on Tuesday. The tournament was originally scheduled as a two-day tournament but heavy rains washed out round one, making the tournament one 18-hole round.

The tournament featured 10 teams that were either ranked nationally or receiving votes in the national poll. The tournament was held at Laurel Valley Golf Club and played as a par 72.

The Spartans finished tenth of 11 teams as they shot a team total of 348. That left them four strokes back of Emory, and eight back of #21 Gustavus Adolphus for eighth place. Host Carnegie Mellon, the seventh ranked team in the country, won the tournament with a score of 313. Top ranked New York University finished second at 317 while #11 Methodist (321), #13 Washington and Lee (323) and #2 Wash U (329) rounded out the top five.

The Spartans were led by the tandem of Anna Moore and Jordan Koller as they each shot 85 on the day. Both Spartans shot 43 on the front and 42 on the back for their 85's. They each tied for 29th place in the 58 player field.

Freshman Natalie Robson was next in line as she shot 88. Robson shot a team-best 42 on the front and followed that with a 46 on the back for her 88. Robson finished 39th in the field.

Sophomore Shelby Tapman was York's fourth scorer as she shot a 90. Tapman carded a 44 on the front and 46 on the back as she tied for 42nd. Junior Emma Harding was York's fifth tournament participant as she finished with a 92 to place tied for 48th in the tournament.

The Spartans head to the NYU Fall Invitational this weekend in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The tournament kicks off on Saturday afternoon at noon at the Forest Hills Field Club.

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