Farnum Ties For 8th, Central 10th at RU

The Central Connecticut women's golf team finished 10th of 21 teams at this weekend's Rutgers Invitational.  Central (323/321/644) improved their team score by two strokes on Saturday from their round one 323 on Friday.

Rutgers hosted the two-round tournament which was held at the Rutgers University Golf Course located in Piscataway, NJ.  The course is a par-72 course that played 6,034 yards long on both days.  Friday, October 5th saw the first round of tournament action followed by the second and final round on Saturday, October 6th.

Seton Hall (299/304/603) ran away with the tournament championship leading the field in both rounds.  Host Rutgers (304/306/610) captured the runner-up spot while St. John's (312/308/620), Dartmouth (314/320/634), and Fairleigh Dickinson (314/321/635) rounded out the top-five.

Leading the charge for the Blue Devils this weekend was Albrianna Farnum (77/75/152) who capped her tournament with a career low score of 75 in the final round.  Farnum's 152 overall score placed her tied for eighth and marked her career best two-round score.  Her 77 in the first round was also a career low until she broke that mark again on Saturday with yet another personal best 75.

Farnum shot just six strokes back of the tournament's individual champion Harin Lee (73/73/146) of St. John's.

Senior Stephanie Bednar (323/321/644) shot a round one 80 followed by an 81 in the second round.  Bednar tied for 45th place individually.  Freshman Sarah Boden (84/80/164) tied for 54th place while seniors Anna Ausanio (82/86/168) and Katie Reid (87/85/172) placed T73rd and T85th respectively.

In the 21-team field, Central Connecticut breached the top-ten by four strokes beating out USC Upstate (320/328/648) for the 10-spot.  The Blue Devils beat out Northeast Conference rivals LIU-Brooklyn (323/327/650), Wagner (327/329/656), Sacred Heart (344/317/661), Quinnipiac (324/344/668), Mount St. Mary's (339/350/689), and St. Francis (NY) (363/348/711).

The Rutgers Invitaional will conclude the Blue Devils fall 2012 slate.  Central will gear up to take the links again in the spring season.  The spring schedule for the Central Connecticut women's golf team is still TBA and will be announced online at CCSUBlueDevils.com.

FINAL TEAM LEADER BOARD
1 Seton Hall 299 304 603
2 Rutgers University 304 306 610
3 St. John's Univ. 312 308 620
4 Dartmouth College 314 320 634
5 Fairleigh Dickinson 314 321 635
T 6 Delaware, Univ. of 323 313 636
T 6 Monmouth University 313 323 636
8 Boston University 318 321 639
9 Lehigh University 323 320 643
10 Central Conn. St. U. 323 321 644
11 USC Upstate 320 328 648
12 Long Island U-Brklyn 323 327 650
13 Wagner College 327 329 656
14 Hofstra University 330 327 657
15 Sacred Heart Univ. 344 317 661
16 Fairfield University 325 342 667
17 Quinnipiac Univ. 324 344 668
18 Hartford, U. of 340 339 679
19 Mount St. Mary's 339 350 689
20 Albany, Univ. of 348 359 707
21 St. Francis Coll-NY 363 348 711