Golf-W at Bucknell Women's Golf Invitational
Individual Results Jessica Bradley (73-80=153/1st) Samantha Smolen (75-80=155/2nd) Ellen Chambers (76-82=158/3rd) Irene Calvo (76-89=165/T-6th) Estefania Buritica (83-86=169/T-13th) * Louise Manalo (84-92=176/T-23rd) * Played as an Individual
7-7-7 Jackpot! Women’s Golf Wins Bison Las Vegas Invite
Modified Mar 11, 2014 09:56 PM
Las Vegas – Not even gusting winds of 40 miles per hour could keep Lynn University’s women’s golf team from winning its seventh consecutive tournament. The top-ranked Fighting Knights battled the elements to claim a 39-stroke victory at the Bison Las Vegas Invitational while Jessica Bradley won her third tournament of the year. Lynn not only extend its program-record winning streak, but this marks the first time in program history the team had a golfer finish first, second and third in a tournament.
Bradley is in the midst of an incredible season after tying a school record with her third individual victory of the season. This is also her eighth top-10 finish of the season, which is just one behind the record held by teammate Smolen set in 2013.
Speaking of Smolen, the junior out of Lake Worth, Fla., earned her second consecutive runner-up finish, closing out play two-shots back of Bradley. She now has seven top-10 finishes this season and 21 for her career, one back of tying the school mark.
Chambers was five shots back of Bradley to earn her best finish of the season, taking third overall for her fourth top-10 finish of the year. The senior from Petrie, Australia, posted the second-lowest round of the day. Calvo placed in the top-10 for the third time this season after tying for sixth while Louise Manalo and Estefania Buritica were on the outside looking in, tying for 23rd and 13th, respectively.
Lynn (631) had little trouble taking down the seven NCAA Division I opponents, winning by the largest margin for the season. Long Island (669) grabbed second with Tennessee Tech (673), New York State-Albany (687) and Eastern Washington (694) rounding out the top-five.
The Blue & White have the next 10 days off before returning to the links on Monday, March 21, at the Cincinnati Invite held at the Plantation Inn Golf Club in Crystal River, Fla. Fans can keep up with the women’s golf team at LynnFightingKnights.com and receive in-tournament updates by following @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.
Jessica Bradley (73-80=153/1st)
Samantha Smolen (75-80=155/2nd)
Ellen Chambers (76-82=158/3rd)
Irene Calvo (76-89=165/T-6th)
Estefania Buritica (83-86=169/T-13th) *
Louise Manalo (84-92=176/T-23rd)
* Played as an Individual