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Scarlet Knights Place 13th at Nittany Lion Women’s Invitational
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UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - The Rutgers women's golf team finished 13th with a 1057 (354-343-360) total at the Nittany Lion Women's Invitational, played September 31 to October 1 at the Penn State Golf Course. Junior Lauren Huhnerkoch (Burnsville, Minn.) paced the Scarlet Knights, carding a 257 (88-84-85) on the par 72, 6300-yard course.

Lauren Huhnerkoch
Lauren Huhnerkoch
The invitational was just the second fall event of the season for head coach Maura Ballard's young squad. The team features five freshmen and just one senior on its eight-player roster.

Freshman Daley Owens (Taylorsville, Utah), who led the team in its first event of the season, placed 65th with a 261 (90-83-88) total. Freshman Jeanne Waters (Sayville, N.Y.) placed tied for 66th with a 262 score (86-83-93), while freshman Terry Grandis (East Patchogue, N.Y.) and senior Jen Rudy (Berlin, Conn.) finished tied for 69th with 278 totals. Seventy-three student-athletes competed in the 14-team tournament.

Waters was one of only four players to record an eagle in the tournament.

Princeton won the tournament with a 910 (302-302-306) score, 15 strokes ahead of second place Maryland (308-309-308=925). The host Nittany Lions finished in the show position with a 935. William and Mary's Laura Bayaird won the individual crown with a seven-over 223 (75-73-75) performance. Only one round was shot under par in the tournament, with Princeton's Susanah Aboff shooting a 71 in the opening round.

The Scarlet Knights return to the links at the ECAC Invitational, October 6-7 in Williamsburg, Va.


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