Gao, Kar Top 10 At Southern Virginia

Action picture of Yo Gao hitting a chip shot on the fringe of the green
Ya Gao finished 5th at the Knights Invite

Buena Vista, VA - Hollins was represented by a pair of golfers at the Knights Invitational, hosted by Southern Virginia University. The one day event was contested at par 72 over the layout at the Vista Links Golf Club in Buena Vista, VA.

The field featured 16 golfers from four different schools but Hollins didn't post a team score without the necessary four competitors. Individually, Ya Gao carded the best round of her collegiate career to place fifth. Gao's finish was just one spot ahead of teammate Pranika Kar. Kar finished her round five strokes behind Gao but four shots clear of Caroline Pitcher of the host Knights. 11 of the 16 players were Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) golfers and the Hollins duo bested 10 of the 11 conference competitors. The lone player that finished ahead of the Hollins teammates was Ashley Underwood of Emory & Henry. Underwood finsihed just two strokes ahead of Gao in fourth place.

The green and gold will be back at full strength after Fall Break when they take aim at Emory & Henry in a tri-match at the Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon on October 20th.