Granville, Ohio – Lexie Lamar began her senior season with a sizzling performance, finishing in fifth place on the individual leaderboard to lead the Transylvania women's golf team in the season-opening Lynn Schweizer Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Denison Golf Club.
Lamar matched her Saturday eight-over-par 79 with a 79 in Sunday's second round to finish with a two-round score of 158 to finish in the top-five of the 77-player leaderboard.
The senior's stellar finish led the Pioneers to a sixth-place showing out of 12 teams on the team leaderboard. Transylvania improved upon its round-one score of 335 by five strokes on Sunday. DePauw University finished atop the leaderboard with a two-round 643 while Stevenson and Denison rounded out the top three.
Rachel Fine also recorded an identical score to her first round, shooting an 82 on both Saturday and Sunday to finish with a two-round 164, good for a share of 13th place. Her sister Rebecca Fine, matched a Saturday 85 with a Sunday 85 to finish for a tie of 27th place.
Kelli Harpe finished fourth among Pioneers and for a tie of 33rd place on the individual leaderboard with a two-round 173. Harpe improved upon her first-round score by five strokes.
Grace Chilton displayed quick improvement as the freshman completed her first collegiate tournament with her appearance at the Lynn Schweizer Invitational. After firing a 96 on Saturday, Chilton turned in an 88 in Sunday's final round to finish in a tie for 55th place.
The Pioneers finished 22 strokes off of the first-place team in DePauw to sign off on their first competition of the 2019-20 season.
Transylvania will next compete on Saturday, September 14 at the NCAA Preview at the PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The tournament will offer the Pioneers their first look at the NCAA Championship course where the national championship will be held next May.
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