Port St. Lucie, FL - The Rutgers women’s golf team placed third with a 648 (323-325) team score at the Homewood Suites Invitational, played Friday and Saturday on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Village. Junior Brittany Weddell (Buzzard’s Bay, Mass.) paced the Scarlet Knight in their first event of the spring season, carding a 157 (76-81) to finish tied for seventh in the 49-player field.
Freshman Kortnie Maxoutopoulis (Pleasanton, Calif.) joined Weddell in the top 10. The rookie carded a 158 (79-79) to finish tied for ninth.
Seniors Lizzy Carl (Mendota Heights, Minn.) and Elisa Mateer (Marmora, N.J.) and junior Karen Cash (Allendale, N.J.) rounded out the team scorecard. Carl tied for 13th with a 164 (85-79), Cash tied for 18th with a 169 (83-86) and Mateer tied for 35th with a 183 (87-96).
Playing as an individual, senior Lauren Heiba (Bridgewater, N.J.) tied for 43rd with a 190 (95-95).
Indianapolis' Jenny Konop won the individual title by six shots over Seton Hall's McKenzie Cutter, but the Pirates did capture the team title with a 615 score after four team members finished tied for seventh or better. Indianapolis placed second with a 647.
The Scarlet Knights, under the leadership of 20th-year head coach Maura Waters-Ballard, return to the links at the Cincinnati Spring Invitational, held March 23-24 in Crystal River, Fla.