Beacon Journal staff
Jennifer Ha and Josee Doyon finished first and second individually to lead Kent State to the team title at the Nittany Lion Women’s Invitational Sunday.
Ha, a junior, shot a three-round total of 4-under 212 to claim medalist honors. Doyon, a sophomore, shot even par 216, tied with Yale’s Sandy Wongwaiwat for second place. The Golden Flashes were three strokes better than Yale for first place. Host Penn State was third, while Akron, led by Lina Bengtsson, tied Ohio for ninth. Bengtsson just missed a top 10 finish, tying for 11th with her 2-over 74 on Sunday.
Defending Jack Nicklaus Invitational champion Kent State finished the first day of competition at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course in fifth place at 23-over par. Top-ranked Cal was the only team in the 12-team field to shoot below par for the day at 7-under.
Senior Taylor Pendrith led the 17th-ranked Golden Flashes with a 4-under-par 67 in Sunday’s first round. He shot a 73 in the afternoon to join a five-way tie for fourth place individually at 2-under. Kent tees off today at 8:30 a.m.