Sophomore Larissa Spiess won the individual award at the Chesapeake Bay Invitational with a final score of 148 as Towson finished second overall with a final score of 148 Monday.
Spiess tied the school record for a low round after shooting an even-par 72 in the first round of the invitational Sunday.
She shot a 76 on Monday’s final round to finish in first place.
“I won last year but this year is special because I played better than last year and improved my career low,” Spiess said. “… It’s nice to already have one goal down and keep improving. Everything is kind of coming together right now. It’s nice.”
Spiess also shot a career-best 36-hole score.
She posted a 148, which was 11 strokes better than her prior career best of 159 set in 2012 at the DSU Hornets Invitational. Spiess also won that invitational.
“I worked a lot on my short game, especially my putting, and a lot on my mental game,” Spiess said of her performance.
Isabella Lambert from Butler came in second by just three strokes.
She shot a 74 on Sunday and a 77 on Monday to finish with a final score of 151.
Butler had three top-five finishers, and won the invitational by a seven-point cushion over Towson. Wagner finished in third, 30 strokes behind Butler.
The Bulldogs shot a 316 on Sunday before posting an invitational-best 313 on Monday to finish with a total of 629.
The Tigers finished with a final score of 636 and the Seahawks finished with a 359.
Fairleigh Dickinson finished in fourth place with a final score of 662, while Delaware State came in fifth with a 671 and St. Francis College of New York finished in sixth with a final score of 700.
The hosting Naval Academy rounded out the field of seven with a final score of 716.
Sophomore Krissy Unger tied for fifth in the individual scoring, as she finished with a 78 for the Tigers.
Sophomore Emma Hjarne tied for 12th with a final score of 166.
Sophomore Kati Day was two strokes behind at 168, which placed her tied for 16th and sophomore Viveka Singh finished tied for 18th with a final score of 170.
Unger, Hjarne and Day all improved their scores from the first round in the second round.
“There’s lots of improvement left,” Spiess said of the team. “I feel like we’re almost there. … We all can’t wait to improve our scores … we’re all excited.”
The Tigers return to the greens on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Charleston Southern Wendy’s Invitational from the Rivertowne Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Monday’s opening round is scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m.