UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - The Rutgers women's golf team is in 13th at the Penn State Invitational after the opening day of competition. The tournament is being held at the Penn State Blue course and will continue on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24.
The Scarlet Knights tallied a team score of 356, while Rollins College leads the event after shooting a first-round score of 313. The University of Washington and host Penn State are tied for second after first-round scores of 314, while North Carolina-Greensboro is in fourth with a score of 326.
Sophomore Lauren Huhnerkoch (Burnsville, Minn.) led the team with a round of 81 on the par-72 course, while senior Lauren Braswell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) shot an 83 in the first round of competition.
Senior Ashley Fowler (Scottsdale, Ariz.), junior Jen Rudy (Berlin, Conn.) and sophomore Stephanie Yastrub (Lake Grove, N.Y.) all finished the day with scores of 96 in the opening round.
The Scarlet Knights will spend the next two days in University Park, Pa. competing in the remainder of the Penn State Invitational. Tomorrow's round will begin on Saturday, Sept. 23 with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m.