STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The University of Delaware women’s golf team capped an outstanding weekend by carding a 293 score on Sunday as the Blue Hens finished in third place at the Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational.

The Blue Hens, who placed third out of 14 squads, broke the school record for a 54-hole team score by eight strokes with a three-round total of 300-289-293-882. Maryland captured the team title with a sizzling 863, while the host Nittany Lions placed second with an 866 score.

“I am extremely proud of our team,” said UD head coach Patty Post. “We are starting to realize our potential and play some great rounds of golf. We are excited to compete again soon!”

Blue Hen sophomore Ariane Klotz shot a one under par 71 during her final round on the par 72, 6,341-yard PSU Blue Course, tying for fourth place in the individual standings at one under par. Klotz’s three-round score of 74-70-71-215 is the second lowest 54-hole score in program history.

Ashley Dingman tied for 12th place at the tournament with a four over par 73-72-75-220, while Isabella Rimton carded a nine over par 77-73-75-225 to tie for 29th place.

Josefina Fernandez-Davila shot an even par 72 during Sunday’s round to tie for 29th place with a 10 over par 80-74-72-226, while Valentina Mueller tied for 48th place with a 16 over par 76-76-80-232. Playing as an individual, Kylie Greulich tied for 75th place with a 32 over par 84-80-84-248.

Laura Van Respaille of Maryland was the tournament medalist by finishing at four under par, while Penn State teammates Madelein Herr and Cara Basso each finished two shots back.

The Blue Hens are back in action next weekend when they compete in the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Course on September 30-October 1.

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