Vixens wrap-up regular season at Goucher Invite; Kuleba finishes sixth

Vixens wrap-up regular season at Goucher Invite; Kuleba finishes sixth

PHOENIX, Md. — Sweet Briar golf concluded the regular season on Monday, finishing third in the at the Goucher Spring Invitational, while first-year Annika Kuleba finished sixth at the tournament held at Hillendale Country Club on Sunday and Monday.

The Vixens opened the tournament, hosted by Goucher, with the second lowest team round in school history, shooting a 446 as a team. Sweet Briar followed up its opening round with a 468 on day two, to finish third in the field of three with a 914 (+338, 446-468). The 914 two-round total was the second lowest 36-hole score all-time for the Vixens' golf program.

Individually, Kuleba (Endy, N.C.) finished sixth in the 17-player field, with a two-day 188 (+44, 92-96). Kuleba's 188, marks the fourth lowest 36-hole score for a Sweet Briar golfer.

The Vixens' lineup continued with a 14th-place finish by junior Meagan Phister (Moneta, Va.). Phister carded a two-day 234 (+90, 112-122).

Senior Aoife Magner (North Potomac, Md.) and junior Kendall Nicely (Glen Allen, Va.) finished 15th and 16th, respectively. Magner shot the lowest round of her collegiate career on Sunday, carding a 121 before posting a 122 on day two to finish at 243 (+99, 121-122). Magner's two-day total was a six-stroke career best mark.

Nicely matched Magner on day one, but finished day two at 128, finishing the 36-hole tournament at 249 (+105, 121-128).

Tess Murphy of Catholic and Christina Pevey finished tied atop the leaderboard at 176 (+32), while Catholic won the team title with a two-day 735 (+159, 362-373). Murpyh was named the individual medalist due to a tiebreaker.

Sweet Briar concludes the 2018-19 season at the three-round ODAC Championships at Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C., which begins Sunday, April 28.