ST. MICHAEL's, Md. - The Tigers knocked 15 strokes off their first round team score to the delight of coach Brian Yaniger and finished fifth in the second annual Towson Women's Invitational at the par 70, 5,825-yard Harbourtowne Golf Resort.
Yale dominated the tournament, taking the top five spots to post a 590. Defending team champion Longwood made a run in the second round but couldn't catch Yale, finishing second by 24 strokes.
Yales' Alexandra Lipa was the medalist with a 69-70-139.
All five Towson players improved their scores over the first round.
"We struck the ball much better today," said Yaniger. "We had four players among the top 20. This will do a lot for our confidence as we go into out next tournament."
Senior Alejandra Estrada led the way with a 158 to tie for 13th. Her second round 77 was the low score for a Towson player in the event.
Junior Emily Kwak, playing her first event in a Tiger uniform after transferring from Redlands Community College, was a stroke behind at 159. Sophomore Airielle Dawson shot a collegiate career round 78 on the second day to tie for 18th with a 162.
The Tigers are back in action again this Saturday and Sunday when they compete in Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H.
Team Scores: Yale (298-292-590), Longwood (315-299-614), Southern Illinois (313-313-626), Fairleigh Dickinson (320-311-631), Towson (328-313-641), Fairfield (341-324-665), LIU (340-335-675), Dartmouth (338-349-687), Mt. St. Mary's (346-343-689), St. Francis, Pa. (363-343-706.