LACEY, Wash. - Taking on some of the better small college teams in the Northwest, the Puget Sound Loggers took fourth at the St. Martin's Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey, Wash.
After firing a 354 on the first day of the tournament, the Loggers took to the course again on Tuesday morning. Junior Sarah Bicker (Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline) improved by five strokes to take 14th overall, carding a second-round 85 and a two-day total of 175.
The unusual September heat got to the rest of the Logger scorers as they saw their second round scores increase. Maresa Jenson (Whitefish, Mont.) shot a 90 on the second day to finish with a 175 for the tournament. Natalie Nakamine (Honolulu, Hawaii/Roosevelt) shot a 96 on day two to finish in 18th with a scored of 183. Megan Staff (Wayzata, Minn.) fired a second-round 98 to finish the 36-hold event with a 188. Puget Sound's lone individual golfer, Emily Leong (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte), improved by ten strokes on the second day, shooting a 96 to finish in 21st with a two-day total of 202.
Lauren Roberts of St. Martin's won the tournament with a two-over 146. The Saints also won the team title, holding off Concordia (Ore.) by one stroke and University of Victoria by two strokes, using a 635 to take first place.
The Loggers will be back in action on Oct. 11 when they head over to Oakbrook Country Club in Lakewood, Wash. for the NWC Washington Tournament.