Delaware Women’s Golf Team Plays First Tournament in Program History This Weekend at Towson Invitational
September 9, 2011
PHOENIX, Md. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf team will participate in its first tournament in program history this weekend when the Blue Hens compete in the fourth annual Towson Invitational.
The Blue Hens, led by first-year head coach Patty Post, wil be one of 15 schools competing in the tournament, which will be held Sunday and Monday at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md. The 36-hole invitational will have a shotgun start on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., while the final round will take place on Monday beginning at 8 a.m.
Along the Delaware and the host Tigers, the field also includes Bethune-Cookman, Central Connecticut, Columbia, Fairfield, Hampton, Hartford, Long Island, Mount St. Mary’s, Old Dominion, Quinnipiac, South Carolina State, St. John’s, and William & Mary.
The Blue Hens will be paced by junior Frida Nilsson, who posted a 78.5 stroke average during her two years at the University of Idaho before transferring to Newark. She tied for 29th place at the 2010 WAC Championships and had three top 25 finishes on the year, including a season-high 12th at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate.
Freshman Annie Bowlsby was the top player at Santa Catalina School (Calif.), as she placed second at the Central Coast Section Tournament this spring and also qualified for the Callaway Junior Worlds Tournament. Fellow newcomer Sarah Skurla, a Chicago native, was a two-time Dupage Valley Conference Player of the Year and placed third in the Illinois Junior Golf Association Player of the Year rankings.
Freshman and Temecula, Calif. native Andrea Slane was a first team All-League and All-Valley Region selection during each of the last two years, and also qualified for the 2009 California State Championship. Fellow rookie Baralee Theinthong, a native of Bangkok, Thailand, was a medalist at the Singha-ISF Junior Golf Open in 2010 and was a Bangkok Golf Team Qualifier for the Thailand Central Regional I this spring.
Additionally two local products will compete for the Blue Hens this season in Haverford, Pa. native Amanda Terzian and Bear, Del. native Emma Sills. Terzian won her high school individual championship during her senior year and was Episcopal Academy’s low scorer during each of her final three seasons, while Sills has competed in Philadelphia PGA Juniors including seven events during the 2011 season.
The Blue Hens are back in action on September 25-26 when they compete in the Badger Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin.