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Huhnerkoch Wins Rutgers Women’s Golf Invitational
Sophomore Leads Scarlet Knights to Sixth-Place Finish
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. –Sophomore Lauren Huhnerkoch (Burnsville, Minn.) won the Rutgers Women's Golf Invitational by one stroke with a score of 153 in the two-day tournament, held at the RU Golf Course.

As a team, the Scarlet Knight took tied for sixth place, moving up three spots from their position following the opening day of the invitational. Columbia University won the event with a score of 643, beating Bucknell by one stroke as the Bison finished second with a combined score of 644. Lehigh took third with a final score of 653.

Following day one, Huhnerkoch was in the top of the field, tied for eighth and was five shots out of the lead. In Saturday's final round, Huhnerkoch finished with a tournament-low 74 on the par-72 course to win the individual crown.

Senior captain Lauren Braswell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) also finished in the top 10, tying for eighth place with a combined score of 159. Braswell shot a 78 on Saturday, cutting three strokes off of her day-one total. Sophomore Stephanie Yastrub (Lake Grove, N.Y.) finished 49th with a two-day score of 178, including an 84 in the final round, 10 strokes better than her round on Friday.

Finishing tied for 50th was senior captain Ashley Fowler (Scottsdale, Ariz.) with a 179 in the tournament, including an 84 in the final round, 11 shots better than her first-round 95. Junior Jen Rudy (Berlin, Conn.) took 59th in the tournament with a score of 186.

The RU Invite was the final tournament for the Scarlet Knights' fall season. Both the men's and women's teams will kick off the spring campaign with a training trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., from March 9-16, where Rutgers will play one match against Boston College.

Place      Name                                    Rd. 1         Rd. 2      Total

1             Lauren Huhnerkoch                79               74            153

T 8          Lauren Braswell                     81               78            159

49            Stephanie Yastrub                  94               84            178

T 50        Ashley Fowler                        95               84            179

T 59        Jen Rudy                               91               95            186

TEAM STANDINGS

Place   School                        Rd. 1   Rd. 2   Total

1          Columbia University      317       326       643

2          Bucknell University       316       328       644

3          Lehigh University          317       336       653

4          Towson University        335       324       659

5          Pennsylvania, Univ        326       338       664

6          Boston University          323       342       665

Rutgers University         345       320       665

8          Long Island U-Brklyn    329       344       673

9          Central Conn. St. U.      348       327       675

10         Hartford, U. of              342       353       695

11         Sacred Heart Univ.       349       356       705

Univ. of Albany             363       342       705

13         Monmouth University    357       357       714

14         Holy Cross, College       378       340       718

15         Fairleigh Dickinson        466       446       912

INDIVIDUAL TOP 20

Place      Name                                 School       Rd. 1      Rd. 2   Total

1             Lauren Huhnerkoch         Rutgers     79           74        153

2             Amy Loughney                   Bucknell     78            76         154

   Natalie Desjardins               LIU            77            77         154

4             Leah Steinmiller                  CCSU        79            77         156

5             Morgan Reich                     Towson      79            78         157

6             Lisette Vitter                       Penn           82            76         158

   Meredith Kotowski              Penn           79            79         158

8             Lauren Braswell               Rutgers     81           78        159

   Lucie Sarochova                 CCSU        82            77         159

10            Rylee Plitz                          Monmouth 81            79         160

   Eve Mayr                           FDU           81            79         160

   Teri Schlang                        Bucknell     77            83         160

   Stevy Loy                           Columbia    78            82         160

14            Elisabeth Herzfeld               Towson      82            79         161

   Allison Hamilton                  BU             80            81         161

   Kelly Fitzgerald                   Lehigh U.   80            81         161

17            Yvonne Kukora                   Lehigh U.   81            81         162

   Sara Ovadia                        Columbia    74            88         162

   Alejandra Estrada                Towson      83            79         162

   Deirdre Moran                    Bucknell     81            81         162

   Jessica Marksbury               Columbia    82            80         162

RUTGERS INDIVIDUAL SCORES

Place      Name                                    Rd. 1         Rd. 2      Total

1             Lauren Huhnerkoch                79               74            153

T 8          Lauren Braswell                     81               78            159

49            Stephanie Yastrub                  94               84            178

T 50        Ashley Fowler                        95               84            179

T 59        Jen Rudy                               91               95            186

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