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Rutgers Women’s Golf Tied for 5th at BIG EAST Championship
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Samantha Moyal


ORLANDO, FL - The Rutgers women’s golf team is tied for fifth with a 304 team score after the opening round of the eight-team BIG EAST Championship, played Sunday at Reunion Resort. The 304 effort marked a season low for the Scarlet Knights.

Freshman Samantha Moyal (Alameda, Calif.) carded an even par 72 to enter Monday’s second round tied for sixth in the 40-player field. Moyal was minus one in par five scoring, even in par three scoring and had four birdies.

Seniors Brittany Weddell (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) and Karen Cash (Allendale, N.J.) are also among the top 25 competitors. Weddell, who is even in par five scoring and has two birdies, is tied for 20th with a 76. Cash, who is even in par three scoring and has 11 pars, is tied for 22nd with a 77.

Freshmen Melanie Chambers (Henderson, Nev.) and Gabrielle Sacheli (Pittsford, N.Y.) round-out the Scarlet scorecard. Chambers is tied for 29th with a 79 and Sacheli is 40th with an 87.

Louisville notched a 287 to finish one under par in the first round. The Cardinals recorded the lowest one-round team score at the Championship since it was moved to Reunion Resort, and hold the lead by seven strokes.

2011 BIG EAST individual champion Harin Lee of St. John’s took an early lead through six holes and never looked back. The junior tallied five birdies on holes one, three, 13, 17 and 18 to score a 70 in the first round.

The Championship continues tomorrow from Reunion Resort at 8:00 a.m.


Team Standings after Round One:

Louisville (287)                            -1

Notre Dame (294)                       +6

Seton Hall (301)                          +13

St. John’s (302)                            +14

Cincinnati (304)                           +16

5.    Rutgers (304)                               +16

7.    USF (305)                                      +17

7.    Georgetown (305)                       +17

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