Longacre Takes 2nd At Bridgewater Invite

Junior Olyvia Longacre seems primed for a big year leading EMU's golf team. (photo by Scott Eyre)
Junior Olyvia Longacre seems primed for a big year leading EMU's golf team. (photo by Scott Eyre)

Women's golfer Olyvia Longacre (Telford, Pa./Dock Mennonite Academy) has started her junior season on the same upward trajectory as she finished her sophomore one, taking second place at this weekend's Bridgewater Invitational.

Longacre shot a 77 (+5) on Saturday at Lakeview Golf Course in Harrisonburg, breaking her low round in the process. Sunday's round was cancelled because of rain, leaving Longacre second out of 71 women.

EMU freshman Kierra Zuercher (Canton, Ohio/Lake Center Christian) carded a 109 (+37) to finish 59th in her first collegiate outing.

Christopher Newport's Erica Whitehouse ran away with medalist honors with a 70 (-2).

Entering his third season, Longacre's previous best round was a 78. She was extremely consistent playing Lakeview's Peak and Mountain courses, landing 11 pars and two birdies. Longacre finished in the top 10 in four of her seven tournaments in 2017-18, including all of the spring events. The runner-up medal tied her best collegiate finish.

After also having a one-day outing last weekend cancelled due to Hurricane Florence, the Eastern Mennonite women have one tournament remaining this fall, playing at the Shenandoah Invitational on Oct. 6-7.