Einarsdottir Leads UAlbany to 4th Place at Rutgers
Women’s Golf Finish: 4th/ 11 Teams
Tournament: Rutgers Women’s Golf Invitational
Location: Piscataway Township, N.J.
Short Story: UAlbany Women’s Golf places fourth at the Rutgers Women’s Golf Invitational. Helga Einarsdottir led the team in the first tournament of the season shooting a program best round of 69.
Team Round Scores: 321-307-305 (+69)
|Finish||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Total|
|Helga Einarsdottir||T4||78||69||78||225 (+9)|
|Megan Henry||T8||82||73||74||229 (+13)|
|Annie Lee||T24||80||82||75||237 (+21)|
|Annika Espino||T41||81||88||78||247 (+31)|
|Caroline Juillat||T59||90||83||92||265 (+49)|
Tying for fourth-place individually, sophomore Helga Einarsdottir led UAlbany Women’s Golf to a fourth-place finish out of 11 teams. Einarsdottir shot 9 over par (225) in the three-round tournament with round scores of 78-69-78. Her second round score, 69, was tied for the lowest round score of the tournament and a program best. Einarsdottir’s 69 round, five under par, was composed of six birdies and a bogey.
As a team, the Great Danes shot round scores of 321-307-305, finishing with a 933 (+69). Georgetown took home the title shooting 45 over par.
Following Einarsdottir was Megan Henry who tied for 8th overall with round scores of 82-73-74 (+13) and Annie Lee 80-82-75 (+21). Rounding out the Great Dane line-up was Annika Espino (+31) and Caroline Juillat (+49).
COMMENTS FROM COACHING STAFF
“I'm extremely pleased with our tournament both as a team and individually. We shot two of our all-time best team scores in the final two rounds. This was a great start to the season, finishing with two players in the top 10 of the first event. It was a team effort, with every player having their score count in at least one of the rounds,” said head coach Colleen Cashman-McSween.
“The competition was very tough at the top of the leaderboard, but I think we did a great job sticking to our game plan of attacking par 5's and increasing the amount of birdies we make. This invitational was a huge confidence booster going into the season. We are excited to host Siena next Sunday and we hope that we can get some fans out there to watch us,” said Cashman-McSween.
The Great Danes return to the action on Sunday, September 17th at the Albany Country Club where they will host a dual meet against Siena.