Vixens 10th after opening round at Spartan Invite; Phister cards career-best round

Vixens 10th after opening round at Spartan Invite; Phister cards career-best round

YORK, Pa. — Sweet Briar carded its lowest 18-hole team score in school history during the opening round of the Spartan Invitational at the Country Club of York, hosted by York College of Pennsylvania, on Saturday afternoon.

The Vixens recorded a team score of 458 (+166) on Saturday, to finish the opening round 10th in the 12-team field. Sweet Briar's team score and its relation to par, are both new school records for Sweet Briar after the Vixens previously set the best single-round scoring mark at the Eagle Invitational (March 31, 2019), posting a 461 in the final round of competition.

Sweet Briar's lowest individual round came from first-year Annika Kuleba (Endy, N.C.), as she carded a 93 (+20) and sits 26th in the field of 54 players following 18 holes of play.

Junior Meagan Phister (Moneta, Va.) shot the lowest round by a Sweet Briar junior in school history, posting a 108 (+35) to the leaderboard. Phister's 113 at the Randolph-Macon Fall Invitational (October 25, 2018) was the previous best mark for a Sweet Briar junior.

Phister's career-best round, finds the junior tied for 45th after day one.

In her second collegiate tournament, senior Aoife Magner (North Potomac, Md.) sits 50th after the opening 18 after shooting a 125 (+52).

Rounding out the Vixens' lineup was sophomore Kendall Nicely (Glen Allen, Va.) who posted a 132 (+59) to find herself 52nd in the field.

York leads the field after carding a team-score of 318 (+26) and the Spartans' Anna Moore posted a 76 (+3) to lead the field of individuals.

Day two of the Spartan Invitational is scheduled for a shotgun start on Sunday at the Country Club of York.