No. 9 Women’s Golf Claims Rhodes Classic Title

No. 9 Women’s Golf Claims Rhodes Classic Title

Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 8, 2019 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team claimed the Rhodes Classic title by defeating No. 7 and host Rhodes College by nine strokes Sunday at the Links of Galloway in Memphis. 

WashU shot a two-day total of 574 (281-293), which shattered the 36-hole record of 588 set at the IWU Fall Classic in 2018. 

The victory for Mary Swanson was the sixth in two seasons at head coach.

Senior Samantha Haubenstock (66-73) and freshman Annie Mascot (71-68) earned co-medalist honors by firing a two-day total of 139. Mascot fired the low round Sunday with a 68, and it was tied for the second lowest round of the tourney. The duo also broke the 36-hole school record by one stroke, previously held by Olivia Lugar (140, 2014-15).

Senior Emily Carnes also earned All-Tournament Team honors by placing fifth with a 147 (71-76). 

Freshmen Alena Lindh (seventh, 73-76, 149), Emmy Sammons (12th, 76-78, 154), Helen Ye (14th, 80-76, 156) and Emma Lee (15th, 79-78, 157) also had top-15 finishes for WashU.

Carnes (15th hole, 465-yard Par 5) and Ye (sixth hole, 369-yard par 4) had eagles on the day.

Team Leaderboard
1. WashU – 281-293, 574
2. Rhodes – 290-293, 583
3. Maryville – 344-350, 694
4. Piedmont – 357-367, 724
5. Millsaps – 371, 367, 724
6. Fontbonne – 403-379, 782
7. Hendrix – 420-438, 858

WashU Scores
T1. Samantha Haubenstock – 66-73, 139
T1. Annie Mascot – 71-68, 139
5. Emily Carnes – 71-76, 147
7. Alena Lindh – 73-76, 149
15. Emma Lee – 79-78, 157 

Individuals
12. Emmy Sammons – 76-78, 154
15. Helen Ye – 80-76, 156
T22. Rachel Rhee – 88-76, 164 

Up Next: WashU competes in the NCAA Preview on Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at PGA National-Palmer Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.