Chua Leads Delaware Women’s Golfers To Fifth Place Finish at Princeton Invitational
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Blue Hen freshman Grace Chua finished in 10th place in the individual standings while the University of Delaware women’s golf team tied for fifth in the team standings this weekend at the Princeton Invitational.
After posting 319 and 304 team rounds on Saturday, Delaware carded a 313 round on Sunday to finish with a three-round total of 936. Harvard won the eight-team tournament with an 883 score, while the host Tigers finished second at 895. Columbia was third at 902, St. John’s finished fourth at 905, and Delaware tied Penn for fifth place at 936. Seton Hall came in seventh place at 957, while Lehigh was eighth with a 964 score.
Chua posted her second top 10 finish in as many weeks as she carded a five over par 77 on Sunday on the par 72, 6,131-yard Springdale Golf Course, finishing 10th with a 10 over par 77-72-77-226. Chua posted birdies on 13 and 17 during her final round on Sunday.
UD sophomore Vimonthip Benjasupawan fired a six over par 78 in her third round of the weekend, as she tied for 22nd place with a 20 over par 82-76-78-236. Junior Baralee Theinthong tied Chua for the lowest round by a Blue Hen on Sunday, as she also carded a 77 to tie for 25th place with a 21 over par 84-76-77-237.
Fellow junior Amanda Terzian fired a nine over par 81 during her final round, also ending up tied for 25th place with a 76-80-81-237, 21 over par. Freshman Marie Bogenez also shot an 81 on Sunday, finishing in 48th place with a 37 over par 87-85-81-253.
Freshman Vitoria Teixeira, playing as an individual, shot a 10 over par 82 on Sunday to tie for 41st place with a 33 over par score of 84-83-82-249 while sophomore Nathalie Filler, also playing as an individual, carded a nine over par 81 and tied for 43rd place at 87-82-81-250, 34 over par.
Tiffany Lim of Harvard earned medalist honors with a three-shot victory after she fired a four under par 66-71-75-212.
“The team had a pretty good weekend,” said Delaware head coach Patty Post. “We had a rough start Saturday with some weird rulings, but the team held on strong and gave a solid performance. We have a few weeks off coming up, which will allow us to fine tune everything and get ready for Rutgers.”
The Blue Hens will compete at the Rutgers Invitational in Piscataway, N.J. on October 14-15.