LEWISBURG, PA - Senior captain Lauren Braswell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) led the Rutgers women's golf team to a fourth-place finish in the first day of competition at the Bucknell Fall Classic (Sept. 30). Individually, Braswell is tied for first place overall, following a first-round score of 76 on the par-70 course.
On the front nine, Braswell shot a 40, the second-best score on the first nine holes of the day. On the back nine, she put together a 36, finishing the day in a first-place tie with Lehigh's Allison Juster and Siena College's Laura Woolgar.
The Scarlet Knights shot an opening-round score of 329, putting them in fourth place as a team. Bucknell leads the tournament after shooting a 316 in the first round, while Lehigh is one shot back with a 317. In third, Siena has a six-stroke lead on Rutgers after a first-round score of 323.
Sophomore Lauren Huhnerkoch (Burnsville, Minn.) is also in the top-20 after the first day, finishing with a score of 82, tied for 16th. Jen Rudy (Berlin, Conn.) shot an 82, including a 34 on the back nine, and is tied for 27th overall.
Senior captain Ashley Fowler (Scottsdale, Ariz.) finished the first round of competition with an 87, while sophomore Stephanie Yastrub (Lake Grove, N.Y.) shot a 93 in Saturday's competition.
Competition in the Bucknell Fall Classic will continue on Sunday, Oct. 1, in Lewisburg, Pa.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Place School Rd. 11 Bucknell 316
2 Lehigh 317
3 Siena College 323
4 Rutgers 329
5 Youngstown State 333
6 Fairfield University 334
8 St. Francis (Pa.) 338
9 Cleveland State 343
10 Sacred Heart 349
Bucknell ORANGE 349
12 Kutztown 350
Allegheny College 350
Mount St. Mary's 350
15 Robert Morris College 353
16 Hofstra 367
17 McDaniel College 408
RUTGERS INDIVIDUAL SCORES
Place Name Front 9 Back 9 TotalT 1 Lauren Braswell 40 36 76
T 16 Lauren Huhnerkoch 48 34 82
T 27 Jen Rudy 43 41 84
T 41 Ashley Fowler 41 46 87
T 68 Stephanie Yastrub 54 39 93