Women's Golf Finishes 3rd at SJU Invite

Women's Golf Finishes 3rd at SJU Invite

The Central Connecticut women's golf team wrapped up the second round of the St. John's Invitational writing in a team score of 326.  Central (307/326/633) tallied a 633 final team score after two rounds which placed them third on the leader board.  Conditions on the second day of the tournament showed strong winds.

The 36-hole tournament stretched over a two day period with the first round being held on Monday, September 17th and the final round wrapping up play on Tuesday, September 18th.  Eisenhower Park, a par-72 course, was the host site for the event playing 6,399 yards long.

Tournament host St. John's (301/311/612) won the event edging second place Seton Hall (304/309/613) by just one stroke.  The Blue Devils (307/326/633) shot 57 strokes over par which placed them third in the nine team field.

Central finished ahead of all Northeast Conference teams in competition including fourth place Fairleigh Dickinson (316/320/636), sixth place Sacred Heart (329/320/649), and ninth place St. Francis (NY)(363/353/716).

Senior Anna Ausanio (77/78/155) tied for seventh overall individually and headed the Blue Devils on day two posting a 78.  After two rounds, Ausanio compiled 155 total strokes, a team best.  The senior ended her two-round tournament just seven strokes back of the event's champion Alison Kruse (74/74/148) of Seton Hall.  Ausanio has placed top-ten in both tournament's played in so far this season.

Freshman Sarah Boden (73/84/157) put together her best finish of the season placing tied for 12th (+13).  The first year Boden carded the top score for any Blue Devil after the first day writing in a 73, her season best round score.

Three Blue Devils finished in the individual top-20, Ausanio, Boden, and sophomore Albrianna Farnum (79/80/159) who tied for 16th (+15).  Farnum wrote-in her best round score of the season after her day one score of 79.  

Senior Stephanie Bednar (78/84/162) shared the 25th place spot at +18.  Bednar marked down her season best score on Monday when she carded a 78.  Senior Katie Reid (85/89/174) tied for 41st (+30) in her first outting of the 2012-13 season.

Central Connecticut will return to tournament play on October 5th at the Rutgers Invitational.

Team Results
1 St. John's Univ. 301 311 612 +36
2 Seton Hall 304 309 613 +37
3 Central Conn. St. U. 307 326 633 +57
4 Fairleigh Dickinson 316 320 636 +60
5 Towson University 323 320 643 +67
6 Sacred Heart Univ. 329 320 649 +73
7 Seton Hall B Team 334 320 654 +78
8 Hofstra University 330 328 658 +82
9 St. Francis Coll-NY 363 353 716 +140

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