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Women's Golf Sits 5th after Round 1 at NWC Championships

Women's Golf Sits 5th after Round 1 at NWC Championships

Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication

NWC Championships Website

LAKEWOOD, Wash. - The Pacific Lutheran University women's golf squad sits fifth overall in the team standings after day one of the 2017 Northwest Conference Championships hosted by the Lutes at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.

"The women hung in there today," said Head Coach Sara Griffin. "The course played tough today and some three-putts got us, but they were making good decisions and committing to their plan. We will improve tomorrow and make some more memories."

Desirae Haselwood led the Lutes in Saturday's opening round, carding an 80 to sit tied for 12th overall. Jeankie-Jhen Aczon, Sami Briney, and Anna Jessen all sit tied for 23rd after shooting an 86 while Madison LaVergne is 29th with a 90.

"It's an emotional event for our seniors. They're sad its coming to an end but this experience at PLU has been such a great chapter in their life and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I know they'll leave it all on the course tomorrow."

PLU sits fifth amongst the nine-team field after shooting a 338 for the opening day, owning a 19-stroke buffer on sixth-place University of Puget Sound. George Fox University sits atop the leaderboard, shooting a 302, owning a 15-stroke advantage on the rest of the league with the Bruin's Kristin Elich turning in the top round of the day, shooting a 74.

The Lutes conclude the tournament tomorrow with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m.