PHOENIX, Md. -- University of Delaware freshman Nathalie Filler tied for third place in the individual standings while the Blue Hen women’s golf team finished fourth in the team standings this Sunday and Monday at the season-opening Tignanelli Towson Invitational.
Delaware recorded a 309 team score during the first round before firing a 325 on Monday to finish fourth out of 18 teams, tied for the Blue Hens’ highest ever finish at a tournament. St. John’s claimed the team title with a two-round score of 611, while Old Dominion was second at 616 and William & Mary finished third with a 626 score.
Filler (at right), competing in her first career tournament as a Blue Hen, carded a 74-77-151 during the two rounds on the par 72, 6,619-yard course at Towson Golf & Country Club to finish in a tie for third place at seven over par. Her third place finish is the highest ever by a Delaware golfer in a tournament as the program begins its second year.
UD senior Frida Nilsson fired a 12 over par 77-79-156 to tie for 12th place, her highest ever finish at an invitational. Sophomore Annie Bowlsby and freshman Vimonthip Benjasupawan each shot a 20 over par 79-85-164 to tie for 35th place in the individual standings, while sophomore Baralee Theinthong tied for 60th place after she carded a 28 over par 88-84-172.
Elizabeth Haycock of Old Dominion and Harrin Lee of St. John’s each tied for first place by shooting a six over par 150, with Haycock earning medalist honors due to a tiebreaker.
The Blue Hens will take this coming weekend off before competing in the Wolverine Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan on September 22-23.