The Georgetown women’s golf team traveled to Callawassie, S.C., last weekend for the Big East women’s golf championship, where they battled for their third consecutive Big East championship, falling just short of the title which they won a year ago.

The 54-hole tournament took place over the course of three days on the Magnolia and Dogwood Courses at Callawassie Island Golf Club. The Hoyas competed against the five other schools that participate in the Big East women’s golf conference: Butler, Creighton, St. Johns, Seton Hall and Xavier.

After a windy Friday, the Hoyas sat in third place behind Xavier and Seton Hall. All players were able to complete at least 10 holes before the round was cut short because of inclement weather. Junior Ashley Fitzgibbons finished 13 holes before play was suspended for the day, when she sat tied for third place at 4-over par.

All teams finished their first-round play Saturday morning before beginning the second round, with the Hoyas standing in third place after 18 holes. During the second round, the Hoyas made their move into second place due to stellar performances by senior duo Pendleton Bogache and Christina Parsells, who have led the Hoyas with both their leadership and their scores across the season.

GUHOYAS | Sophomore Elizabeth Nguyen follows through on her shot, as she finished with a 234, 18 strokes over par.

Bogache carded three birdies on the back nine to launch herself into individual third place after two rounds, while Parsells finished Saturday with an even-par 72. With just the final round remaining, the Blue and Gray sat in second place behind Xavier, proving their skill and maturity week in and week out.

Despite a final round team score of 305, the Hoyas were not able to take the win from Xavier, who held a firm grip on the lead throughout the whole tournament and ultimately won by 14 strokes. After the Hoyas, Seton Hall placed third, St. John’s fourth, Creighton fifth and Butler last, with no major surprises in the standings.

Parsells finished off her strong performance with third place overall in the Big East championship at 10-over par through three rounds, while Fitzgibbons solidified her third consecutive top-10 finish at the Big East championship.

Bogache finished in 12th place, followed by sophomore Elizabeth Nguyen, who tied for 13th, and senior Alexa Popowitz, who moved up two spots in her final round to finish in 17th.

The team turns their focus to the fall season, having been left out of the field of this year’s NCAA Regionals which start May 6.

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