Tartans Win Second Straight Savannah Invitational
(POOLER, Ga.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team, ranked first in Division III, finished play at the Savannah Invitational on Tuesday with a 297 and won the 36-hole, 14-team event with a 591 (294-297). The invitational was hosted by Berry College at the par 72, 5,676-yard Savannah Quarters Country Club. The 591 is the second lowest 36-hole team tournament total in program history.
Junior Alexis Sudjianto (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin School) led the Tartans, who topped second-ranked Emory University by four strokes, with a 36-hole score of even par 144 (71-73) and placed second individually in a field of 81 golfers. Her 36-hole score is the fourth lowest in program history. Freshman Sriya Mupparaju (San Diego, Calif./Del Norte) placed third individually with a 146 (70-76) which ties for fifth in program history for a 36-hole tournament score.
Senior Nadia Susanto (Irvine, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman) and freshman Kaylin Yeoh (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) both fired rounds of two-over par on Tuesday. Susanto recorded an eagle on hole 11 Tuesday afternoon and finished with a 36-hole score of 150 (76-74) while Yeoh was one-stroke back with a 151 (77-74). Freshman Reeya Vasishta (Mountain View, Calif./Mountain View) shot an 80 on Tuesday and ended with a 168 (88-80).
Carnegie Mellon had two individuals compete at the event. Sophomore Denise Pan (Houston, Texas/St. John's School) shot a 148 (76-72) while sophomore Tiana Porwanto (Jakarta Utara, Indonesia / Masa Depan Cerah Subrabaya Christian) recorded a 165 (80-85).
The Tartans will be back on the links Saturday, March 12, when they compete at the University Athletic Association Championships. The two-day match play event is hosted by Washington University in St. Louis at Hammock Beach Resort on the Conservatory Course in Palm Coast, Florida.