Lee Takes First in Towson’s Women’s Invitational

Sophomore Harin Lee won her fourth career tournament when she placed first in the Towson’s Women’s Invitational Golf Tournament at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md.

Lee led a St. John’s team that finished third overall in the competition with a combined score of 637. The tournament took place on Sept. 11-12.

“It was a nice finish for the team, but I think we feel we have some things to work on this week and improve on before we head to Ball State this weekend,” head coach Ambry Bishop said in a press release.

She shot a 1-over 73 on both days to finish 2-over, five strokes ahead of the competition.

“I’m really concentrated when it comes to tournament,” Lee said.  “I just try and play good golf and score as low as possible. Placing well doesn’t put much pressure on me,”

Sophomore Stephanie Eybers tied for eighteenth with a 17-over 80-81—161.

Lee jumped up four spots from her performance last year in the invitational while St. John’s placed third for the second year in a row.

“I wasn’t expecting to win,” Lee said. “I just play as best as I can so I can try and help the teams score. As a team we just try and play our best and shoot as low as possible but there’s a lot more concentration as individual and how you score,”

She added that although they placed well in the tournament they could’ve done a lot better had they practiced more.

Junior Sebin Kim and senior Ellen Oswald tied for 29th with identical +22 scorecards (82-84—166) to help cap off St. John’s performance at the tournament.

“We didn’t lose any players from last year’s team and we actually gained two new ones so I feel there’s a lot of chemistry between all of us” Lee said.

Old Dominion won the tournament with a combined score of 624, 13 stokes ahead of St. John’s. Wiliam & Mary finished in second, four strokes off ODU’s pace with a combined 628.

Lee’s win continued her string of good performances. Last year she was named to the All-Big East women’s golf team after her freshman season. She played in 10 tournamens and had nine top-10 finishes last year, including three wins.

Her play earned her a place in the NCAA Central Regional last year, the first woman in St. John’s history to compete in the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals.

The team will travel to Indiana for the weekend of September 17-18 to participate in the Ball State Cardinal Classic.