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Rutgers’ Anna-Maria Diederichs named Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Week

Another solid effort on the links from the Scarlet Knights

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Rutgers freshman Anna-Maria Diederichs earned Big Ten Women’s Golfer of the Week honors on Wednesday after a third place finish at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational last weekend. She golfed a three-round score of 219 (72-75-72) in the 68 player field at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. She is the first Rutgers women’s golfer to earn the conference’s weekly honor as a freshman.

Diederich finished the fall season with back to back top five finishes, as she finished in a tie for fourth place in the 60 player field at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitatonal at Sahalee Country Club earlier this month. Overall, she finished her first season at the collegiate level with a 75.43 stroke average in 14 rounds spread over five tournaments.

As for Rutgers, they finished in fourth place out of twelve teams this past weekend at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational. The Scarlet Knights finished with a total score of 900 (292-295-313), as four golfers finished in the top 25 in the event. As a team, they finished in fourth place or better in the final four tournaments of the fall season. Head coach Kari Williams led the team to a national ranking of 79th out of 262 Division I programs this fall.

The Scarlet Knights open the spring season on February 10th at the Texas State Invitational.