PHOENIX, Md. - Led by senior Airielle Dawson, who shot a final round score of 78, the Tigers jumped ahead two spots in the final team standings to finish ninth at the Towson Women's Invitational, held at Hillendale Country Club.
Sophomore Casey VanDyke's two-round total of 161 earned her a tie for 18th place individually while Dawson's strong finish moved her into a tie for 15th place, giving the Tigers a pair of Top-20 finishers.
"We had a very successful tournament this weekend," Towson Coach Kate Stepanek said. "The staff of Hillendale Country Club and the Maryland State Golf Association played a huge role in the success of this tournament and we thank them for their hard work."
Old Dominion University took home the team title with a two-round total of 624, defeating Colonial Athletic Association rival William & Mary by four strokes. The Monarchs were led by three players who finished in the top five overall. Kim Bradbury's final round score of 73 vaulted her into a tie for second place while Gemma Fuster and Liz Haycock each finished in a tie for fourth.
St. John's, Columbia and Hampton rounded out the top five overall teams. Harin Lee of St. John's won the overall individual title with identical rounds of 73. Her 146 total was five strokes better than anyone else.
The Tigers' second round team score of 323 was 19 shots better than the first round they shot on Sunday. Freshman Carley Stenger showed the greatest improvement, finishing the second round 18 strokes better than her opening round.
"Everyone improved in the second round," Stepanek said. "I think we were more comfortable playing today and this is the mindset we will take on the road next at week at Yale."
The Tigers will next play in the Yale Women's Intercollegiate Invitational on Sept. 17-18.