William and Mary hosted 19 teams at the River Course in Kingsmill for the Kingsmill Intercollegiate Tournament this past Monday and Tuesday. On the final day of the tournament, the Tribe performed its best and finished third.
After the first day of competition, the College had rounds of 305-310 to finish at 625 (+39) for the first day and stood in fifth place. Toledo led at the halfway point of the competition with a score of 600 (+24), which set a new course record.
Senior Alessandra Liu had rounds of 72-71 on the day to lead the entire tournament field at 143 (-1) by a single stroke. Junior Mia Zanghetti also finished the first day in the top 25, coming in tied for 23rd with a score of 154 (+10).
William and Mary ended up shooting a 923 (+59) for the tournament, an impressive score and their fifth top-5 finish of the season.
The second day was windy, but the Tribe still put together an impressive comeback to make the jump from fifth to third. William and Mary ended up shooting a 923 (+59) for the tournament, an impressive score and their fifth top-5 finish of the season.
Liu could not hold onto her lead after the first day, ultimately finishing second in a talented field with a score of 218 (+2). She was edged out by only one stroke by Sathika Ruenreong of Toledo, whose team also won the title. The Rockets set the course record with a final score of 908 (+44).
Individually, Zanghetti improved on her standing from the first day to finish in a tie for 17th with a score of 231 (+15). Sophomore Katie Edelblut also had a strong tournament performance, posting a score of 240 (+24) to finish tied for 42nd. Freshman Elizabeth Choi finished close behind Edelblut, finishing at 241 (+25) to tie for 45th. Fellow freshman Riley Corona finished tied for 49th, and senior Tina Chang tied for 70th overall.
The College looks to build on this strong performance as the team will compete in the River Landing Classic on April 9-10 in Wallace, N.C.