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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