PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf team posted its lowest team round of the tournament with a 312 on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 10th place out of 15 teams at the 34th Annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational.
The Blue Hens recorded a three-day total of 942, and have finished among the top 10 in all four invitationals so far this fall season. Host Florida International captured the team title with an 882 score, while Eastern Michigan was second at 895. North Texas came in third at 903, while Boston College placed fourth at 909 and Stetson was fifth at 915.
Delaware freshman Sarah Skurla carded a nine over par 81 on Tuesday on the par 72, 6,239-yard Egret to Ibis Course at Pelican Preserve & Country Club and finished tied for 39th place in the individual standings with a 20 over par 79-76-81-236. After opening her final round with two pars, Skurla bogeyed the next seven holes to finish the front nine at seven over. However she recorded five pars and a birdie on 14 to move to six over for the day, before a bogey on 16 and a double bogey on 18 put her at nine over for the round.
Junior Frida Nilsson carded an eight over par 80 during her final round, finishing in a tie for 46th place with a 21 over par 78-79-80-237. Nilsson had five bogeys and four pars during a five over front nine, and after four consecutive pars, posted three straight bogeys to end the day at eight over.
Freshman Andrea Slane (at right) had the best round by a Blue Hen on Tuesday, firing a three over par 75 and finishing in a tie for 50th place with a 22 over par score of 79-84-75-238. Slane was three over through the front nine but rallied with birdies on 11, 14 and 15 during an even par back nine.
Classmate Annie Bowlsby improved by five strokes from Monday by carding a four over par 76 during her final round, finishing in a tie for 57th place at 85-81-76-242, 26 over par. Bowlsby had only five bogeys during Tuesday’s round, and birdied the seventh hole to finish the day at four over.
Freshman Baralee Theinthong recorded a 14 over par 86 during her final round and ended in a tie for 62nd place with a 28 over par 81-77-86-244. Theinthong had nine bogeys to go with a double and triple bogey during Tuesday’s round.
Shelby Coyle of Florida International earned medalist honors at the tournament with a two under par score of 74-71-69-214, winning the invitational by two strokes.
”We have finally had all players shoot in the mid 70’s in competitive rounds," said Blue Hen head coach Patty Post. "I am proud of their efforts thus far and as soon as we get them all to shoot those numbers in the same round, we will be able to compete against tougher competition.”
Delaware wraps up its inaugural fall season on Sunday and Monday when the Blue Hens compete in the Campbell Invitational at Keith Hills Golf Course in Buies Creek, N.C.