STATE COLLEGE, PA. – Graduate student Sarah Fouratt (Santa Maria, California) had a strong second round and led Seton Hall’s women’s golf team to 11e standing room after 36 holes of the Nittany Lion Invitational on Saturday.
Fouratt struggled in the first round, settling for an over-par 7, 79, but rebounded powerfully in the afternoon. The Pirate Captain had four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 No. 9 hole to power up a 1-under-par, 71, in the second round. In two rounds, she is tied for 29e up with a 6-over-par, 79-71-150.
As a team, Seton Hall shot an over-par 17, 305, in the first round, but was also able to improve collectively in the second round. In the afternoon, the Pirates shaved three shots to finish with a 13 over par, 301. Currently, they are 30 over par with a 305-301-606. Host Penn State leads the field at 5 under par. Seton Hall’s only BIG EAST competition, Butler currently sits in seventh place at 22 over par.
First-year student Ashni Solanki (Melbourne, Australia) posted the best lap of his young career with a 3-over-par, 75, in the first round today. In the afternoon, she added just two strokes to finish with a 5-over-par, 77. She is currently tied for 42n/a place with an 8 over par, 75-77-152.
After two rounds, Ana Sarrias Pro (Cádiz, Spain) and Ludovica Busetto (Padua, Italy) are tied at 11 over par. Sarrias Pro had a 7-over-par, 79, in the first round, but used 12 pars and a birdie to shave three shots in the second round. She is currently 11 over par with a 79-76-155. Busetto birdied twice in the first round to power a 6-over-par, 78 and 13 in the second round to improve with a 5-over-par, 77, in the second round. After 36 holes, she is 11 over par with a 78-77-155.
Junior Ginevra Zavagli (Rome, Italy) was excellent in the first round, using four birdies to propel a 1-over-par, 73. In the second round, she struggled on the front nine and was sunk by a triple bogey on the par-4, hole No. 16, on her way to a 12-over-par, 83. She’s currently 12-over-par with a 73-83-156.
Two Pirates were playing individually in their first collegiate tournaments. Anne-Sophie Ekman (Copenhagen, Denmark) had three birdies today and is currently 20 over par with an 84-80-164. Lara Todorovic (Belgrade, Serbia) had two birdies and is 25 over with an 85-84-169.
NITTANY LION INVITATIONAL
Host: Penn State University
Location: State College, Pennsylvania.
Course: Penn State Golf Course (Blue Course)
Vital elements of the course: Par-72, 6,402 yards
Appointment: September 17-18, 2022, three rounds
Located in the heart of the rolling terrain of central Pennsylvania, another world of exhilarating golf awaits! A place where carefully designed courses harmonize with the natural beauty of the surroundings. A place that will lead you to complete the challenges of the game you love. Penn State golf courses are ready to bring you the best in the game. Take a spin on our tree-lined fairway and experience the finest course facilities and personalized service. We also offer an award-winning driving range with the Golf Range Association of America since 2012, with four practice greens, a bunker area, and 32 artificial practice ranges with numerous targets on the course.
The relaxing atmosphere continues just off the greens and into the Walker Clubhouse. Within this 6,000 square foot facility you will find a comprehensive golf shop stocked with the latest in quality golf equipment and merchandise. Let our golf professionals share their expertise with you and answer all your questions. Next to the golf shop is the Nineteenth Hole Cafe. This snack area offers a variety of dishes and snacks for a quick bite or a relaxing meal. The cafe’s open dining area overlooks the fairways and perfectly complements a round of golf.
In addition to Seton Hall and host Penn State, the field is made up of 14 other teams, including: Boston College, Bradley, Bucknell, Central Michigan, Columbia, Eastern Kentucky, High Point, Kennesaw State, Navy, Richmond, Toledo, Towson and Youngstown State. Also on the court is BIG EAST opponent Butler.
Teams will compete against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.
The field will play two continuous rounds (36 holes) on Saturday, starting with a tee shot at 9:00 a.m., and a single final round on Sunday. Sunday’s tee shot will begin at 8:30 a.m. Seton Hall will be paired with golfers from Eastern Kentucky and Columbia for the first two rounds.
Live stats will be available via Golfstat.com. Full results from each day’s events will also be available post-competition on SHUpirates.com.
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