NEWBERG, Ore. - Led by sophomore Caitlin Holland, the Whitman College women's golf team placed second at the 18-hole George Fox Fall Invitational on Sunday at the Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg, Ore.
The host squad took first with a team score of 339 for its top four golfers. Whitman was second with a 364 total, four strokes better than third-place Linfield. Pacific was fourth at 391 and Willamette fifth at 438.
Holland shot par on six of the first seven holes and with a 43 was just two strokes off the lead after nine holes. She faded a bit on the back nine, finishing with a 90 on the par-72 5,667-yard course.
Holland, who birdied the par-3 147-yard No. 13, struggled on two holes in particular, losing a total of eight shots to par on the par-4 307-yard No. 6 and the par-5 494-yard No. 12.
Playing for George Fox, Brianna Nap took medalist honors with an 80. Teammates Sara Askin and Kelsey Morrison tied for second at 85.
Elaine Whaley and Katie Zajicek, two of Whitman's first-year players, carded matching 91 scores.
Whaley, who posted four pars on the front nine, was just one shot off the lead with a 42. Zajicek also played well on the front but lost four strokes to par on No. 9 to make the turn at 47.
Sophomore Tate Head completed Whitman's team score with a 92. Her score suffered on the fnal hole, where she surrendered four strokes to par.
Junior Jenn Keyes also played for Whitman, shooting 109.