A Franklin & Marshall women's golf roster made up primarily of underclassmen, showcased a continued growth of the program in 2017-18. The Diplomats competed in six events throughout the course of the year, wrapping up competition at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championship in Lancaster on April 21-22 with a member of their team once again in the hunt for a top individual finish.
Megan Whittier '19 carded an 89 at day one of the par-70, 5,801-yard Conestoga Country Club course, a score which served as the best round of her career and placed her tied for fifth out of 38 competitors at the event.
The junior ultimately finished the two-day tournament with a 200 total (89-111) to place 21st and lead a field of four F&M women's golfers. Freshman Jamila Gowdy '21 shaved three strokes off her day-one tally to secure a 22nd-place finish with a 201 (102-99). Classmate Sarah Acquaviva '21 lowered her day-one score by six strokes to finish with a 218 total (112-106) and secure 26th.
Gowdy ended her first season with a 99.4 stroke average through five rounds, Acquaviva produced a 102.6 average in seven rounds, while Whittier registered a 107.3 average in a team-leading 23 rounds.