Rutgers women’s golf produced a program best 54-hole team score of 879 this past weekend in finishing in third place at the Nittany Lion Invitational at Penn State. The 16 team event took place on Saturday and Sunday, with Rutgers finishing 15-over par, behind only Washington and Penn State. The Scarlet Knights also bested in-state rival Seton Hall, who finished in fourth place by six strokes. Their team performance topped the previous Rutgers record from the 2016 Big Ten Tournament by seven strokes.
The Nittany Lion Invitational was played on the Penn State Blue course, which is a a par 72, 6,322-yard layout.
“We have a lot of positives to take away from the weekend,” said head coach Kari Williams. “We put together three of our strongest rounds of the fall and really made some strides in our execution out on the course. It was exciting to have our team in this position heading into the final 18. I know we can continue to improve our scoring over the closing holes.”
In addition, freshman Maeve Rossi finished second overall in a 90 player field with an impressive three-under par score of 213 (71-70-72) for the event. It was the second best three-round individual performance in Rutgers history, falling short of record by one stroke that was set by Emily Mills last season. Rossi is pictured here:
Sophomore Harriet Allsebrook and junior Carrie-Ann Lee were standouts as well, as both finished in the top 20 in the field. Allsebrook tied for seventh place with a three-round score of 218 (73-72-73), while Lee tied for seventeeth place, shooting a score of 222 (79-72-71). In addition, fifth-year senior co-captain Ashleigh Greenham was mthe final counting score, tying for 37th place with a score of 228 (78-74-76)
Rutgers is back in action at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, hosted by Washington on October 9th & 10th in Seattle.