Wooster Places Second at Own Spring Invitational; Wu Logs Fourth Top-Five Finish

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio - First-year Tongtong Wu shot an 81 for the third consecutive round, and The College of Wooster women's golf team's 335 on Saturday led to a second-place finish for the Fighting Scots at the rain-shortened Wooster Spring Invitational hosted by the College at the par-72, 5803-yard Mohican Hills Golf Club in Jeromesville, Ohio.

Tongtong Wu
First-year Tongtong Wu now has four top-five finishes this year.

Wu, who tied for third-place, righted an early bogey with a birdie on the par-4, 479-yard second hole. The rookie added a second birdie on the par-3, 132-yard No. 6, and on the back nine, Wu birdied the par-5, 465-yard No. 15. Notable the third-place finish marked Wu's fourth top-five showing on the year.

Sophomore Hannah Appleman and first-year Megan Gronau both shot an 84 and tied for 12th-place. Appleman went on a roll on the back nine, as the sophomore opened the stretch with five consecutive pars, with that span including two par 3s and two par 5s. Gronau turned in a phenomenal back nine, and went 2-over-par during that stretch thanks to a birdie on the par-4, 300-yard No. 18. Gronau also turned in six pars over the final nine holes.

Sophomore Kaci Carpenter rounded out Wooster's scorers with an 86, and in doing so, matched her collegiate low round. Carpenter turned in a strong close to the round with three straight pars, and she played the last six holes at 3-over-par. Carpenter tied for 19th-place.

Senior Victoria Roney rounded out Wooster's lineup with an 88. Roney's round was headlined with a birdie on the par-5, 418-yard eighth hole. Roney tied for 23rd-place.

First-year Lilly Dunning led of trio of individual competitors with a 94, and tied for 43rd-place.

Denison University led the 12-team field with a 326, while the Big Red's Emmy Timberlake won the medalist tiebreaker after shooting a 77.

Up next, Wooster travels to the Franklin College Spring Invitational. The two-day tournament is set to start on April 21 at The Legends Golf Club.