Delaware Women’s Golfers Win Second Tournament of the Year By Capturing Rutgers Invitational Team Title
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf squad recorded its second victory out of three tournaments this fall as the Blue Hens posted their two lowest team rounds of the year and captured the Rutgers Invitational held Monday and Tuesday.
After firing a 302 team score on Monday, the Blue Hens followed with a season-best 301 score on Tuesday to post a two-round total of 603 and record a five-shot victory. Delaware’s score was its lowest during a two-round tournament in the program’s three-year history. Seton Hall finished in second place with a 608 score while St. John’s placed third at 617, LIU Brooklyn was fourth at 618, and Fairleigh Dickinson rounded out the top five at 625.
Blue Hen junior Amanda Terzian carded a career-low round of one under par 71 during Tuesday’s action on the par 72, 6,034-yard Rutgers University Golf Course, finishing in a tie for second place in the individual standings with a three over par 76-71-147. Terzian’s second place finish was the best of her career, while her 147 total was her lowest two-round score as a Blue Hen.
Freshman Grace Chua fired a three over par 75 during her second round of the invitational, finishing in fourth place with a five over par 74-75-149. Chua has now placed among the top 10 during all three tournaments of her young career. Sophomore Nathalie Filler was the third Delaware golfer to finish among the top five, as she also recorded a 75 on Tuesday to tie for fifth place with a seven over par 76-75-151.
Freshman Vitoria Teixeira carded an eight over par 80 in her final round, ending up with a 12 over par 156 to tie for 23rd place in the standings. Sophomore Vimonthip Benjasupawan, competing as an individual, fired a four over par 76 and finished in a tie for 25th place at 81-76-157, 13 over par.
Junior Baralee Theinthong tied for 28th place with a 14 over par 77-81-158 while classmate Andi Slane, playing as an individual, carded a 14 over par 78-80-158 to also tie for 28th place in the standings.
Erin McClure of Seton Hall was the tournament medalist with a two over par 73-73-146, while Terzian and LIU Brooklyn’s Marisol Doglioli each finished one shot back.
“We had a great two days of golf; I'm so proud of and happy for this young team,” said Blue Hen head coach Patty Post. “They stayed mentally tough and fought for every stroke. They really are starting to show what they are made of! It was down to the wire with Seton Hall, but so nice to come out on top! We have a lot to be excited about after the season is over, but for now we have a few days to keep our games in check and prepare for FIU."
Delaware, which also won the season-opening Tignanelli Towson Invitational on Sept. 8-9, returns to action on Sunday when the Blue Hens begin play at the FIU/Pat Bradley Invitational in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.