ANNAPOLIS, Md. – With a trek to Bethlehem, Pa., the Navy Women’s Golf Team will wrap up its fall program on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24-25 at the Lehigh Invitational, playing on the Grace Course at Saucon Valley Country Club.
Hosted by Patriot League rival Lehigh, the two-day, 36-hole tournament has tee times starting at 9 a.m. on both days on the 6,012-yard par-72 course. SVCC’s Grace Course hosted the Patriot League championship in 2014, 2017 and 2021.
1. Bridget Hoang
2. Eve Worden
3. Mara Hirtle
4. Sue Lee
5. Stephanie Lee
Indiana Jenna Han
Indiana Hallie Brisco
The Mountain Hawks and Midshipmen will be joined by UAlbany, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, fellow Patriot League member Holy Cross, Howard, La Salle, LIU, Merrimack, Monmouth, Niagara, Quinnipiac, Saint Francis (Pennsylvania), St. John’s and Wagner.
Fans can follow the Mids throughout the weekend via Golfstat.com.
Second year golfer Bridget Hoang set a record as an individual runner-up last weekend, while Navy was able to retain sixth place in the University of Delaware’s ninth annual Battle at the Beach, held at Rehoboth Beach Country Club… Hoang broke the program record for a 54-hole tournament score by shooting a 1-under par 215 in three rounds on the 6,169-yard course, competing separately from the contenders roster… The rest of the team at the Marine combined to shoot a par 917 from 53 over and tied Quinnipiac for sixth in the 12-team standings … Senior captain Eve Worden was the top finisher among Navy’s starting five, tied for 24th at 12 by 228, while junior Mara Hirtle tied for 31st at 14-over by 230 and rookie Sue Lue was just behind Hirtle at 15-over by 231, tied for 33rd… Finishing tied for 45th, junior Stephanie Lee shot a par 234 18+ Jenna Han closed the tournament with a par 236 over 20 that earned him a four-way tie for 51st place.
Hoang named PL Golfer of the Week
Hoang’s record-breaking performance earned her Patriot League Women’s Golfer of the Week honors on Wednesday, giving Hoang the first weekly honor of her college career and presenting the contenders with the award for the third week in a row…Hirtle and Steph Lee have were named Co-Golfers of the Week on October 5 while Hirtle gained sole possession of the weekly award on October 12… Hoang’s overall score of 1-under-par 215 is the lowest score over 54 holes by a player Navy since Shannon Gould shot a par-70 7 at the par-70 Bucknell Invitational in 2019… The second-lowest 54-hole, par-72 score from a Mid after Hoang was Hirtle’s at the Bucknell Invitational in the Navy. last season, where Hirtle hit a par 218 2-of-2.
Navy at Lehigh Invitational/Saucon Valley CC
Competing in the fall tournament in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2021, last year’s rain-shortened Lehigh Invitational saw the Mids finish second at 24-over by 312 and Hirtle third at 4-over par 76, with the second round canceled due to bad weather… Steph Lee followed at 5 on the par 77 and tied for fourth, while Worden and Han were tied for 39th with a 13 on the par 85… In individual competition, Hoang finished tied for 35th after posting a 12 over par 84… The Grace Course also hosted the 2021 Patriot League Championship, where the Navy won its first league title in program history and earned a 2021 NCAA Regionals berth… The 2021 PL Championship saw the Mids outlast Boston University and finish first at 57-over by 921, with Hirtle, Steph Lee and Angelina Chan all earning first-team all-league honors finishing tied for fourth at 14 of 230, just three shots off the lead…head coach Nadia Ste-Marie was named Patriot League Coach of the Year after leading her team to the title.