Elayna Bowser

Women's Golf

Bowser Tied For Third As Ramblers Sit Fifth After Day One Of Shirley Spork Invitational

Senior one shot off lead entering Tuesday’s final round

Shirley Spork Invitational Results Through One Round

YPSILANTI, Mich. (October 8, 2018) –
Senior Elayna Bowser carded a sparkling one-under-par 71 to lead the Loyola University Chicago women's golf team on the opening day of the Shirley Spork Invitational in Ypsilanti, Mich.  Due to a fog delay that pushed the start of the play back by two hours this morning, the event has been reduced to 36 holes.  
 
Loyola posted a team score of 308 that has it in fifth place as part of a hotly contested team race.  Bowling Green (298) sits atop the leaderboard, while Cleveland State's Kaylee Neumeister and Michigan's Sophia Trombetta share the lead in the chase for individual medalist honors after both turned in two-under-par 70s at the par-72, 6,170-yard course at the Eagle Crest Golf Club.
 
Bowser continued her sensational fall season this afternoon in Eastern Michigan.  The Dearborn, Mich. native notched a pair of birdies and racked up a team-high 15 pars en route to finishing with her aforementioned score of 71.  She finds herself just a stroke off the pace being set by the duo of Neumeister and Trombetta.
 
Sophomore Abbey Meyers also finds herself in the top 20 following a strong showing today.  Out of Columbus, Ohio, Meyers matched her 18-hole career-low, firing a 77 that has her tied for 17th.  Freshman Lorenza Martinez resides in a tie for 25th after chipping in a 79, while the pairing of junior Morgan Brown and freshman Jenny Myslinski rounded out the Rambler starting five with respective scores of 81 that has each tied for 44th.
 
Final-round play at the Shirley Spork Invitational is scheduled to get underway with an 8 a.m. (CT) shotgun start on Tuesday morning.
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