October 7, 2012

WOMEN’S GOLF WRAPS UP FALL SEASON AT KUTZTOWN INVITATIONAL

Kutztown, Pa. – Freshman Emilie Oakes (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) registered a career-best 178 to lead the Le Moyne College women's golf team to a sixth-place finish at the Kutztown Fall Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at the par-74, 5900-yard Berkleigh Golf Club.

Le Moyne placed sixth after recording a two-day total of 753, the second-best score in the program's history. The Dolphins posted a 387 on Saturday before registering a program-best 366 on Sunday. The previous best round was a 369 carded last Saturday at SUNY Cortland's Martin & Wallace Invitational. Merrimack, led by medalist Jessica Ngui's 158 on back-to-back rounds of 79, won the team competition with a 640 after posting rounds of 318 and 322. The host Golden Bears finished second with a 667 on rounds of 337 and 330. West Chester came in third with a 707 (360-347), McDaniel placed fourth with a 724 (361-363) and Susquehanna finished fifth with a 750 (378-372).

Oakes, who birdied four holes, placed in a tie for 15th in the field of 44 with her career-best 178, the second-best total in the program's history. She registered a 92 in the first round and carded an 86 in the second round. Freshman Emily Stickel (Kensington, Conn./Berlin) finished in a tie for 17th place with a 180. She opened the invitational with a 96 to land in a tie for 22nd place, while posting an 84 on Sunday to jump five spots. Junior Laura Nicolais (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) posted the second-best two-day score of her career, a 191, to place 25th. After recording a 99 on Saturday, she tallied a career-best 92 in the second round. Sophomore Daniela Tarolli (Solvay, N.Y./Solvay) turned in a 207 on rounds of a career best-tying 100 and 107 to place 36th, while classmate Jocelyn Bender (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) came in 38th after recording rounds of 106 and 104 for a 210. Senior Julianne Shelton (Central Square, N.Y./Paul V. Moore), playing individually, placed 43rd with a 238 on rounds of 117 and 121.

Le Moyne opens its spring schedule on Sunday, April 7 at the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Invitational hosted by West Chester University at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

-agate-

Le Moyne Scores
T15. Emilie Oakes 92-86 – 178, T17. Emily Stickel 96-84 – 180, 25. Laura Nicolais 99-92 – 191, 36. Daniela Tarolli 100-107 – 207, 38. Jocelyn Bender 106-104 – 210, 43. Julianne Shelton (Ind.) 117-121 – 238,

Team Scores
1. Merrimack 318-322 – 640, 2. Kutztown "A" 337-330 – 667, 3. West Chester 360-347 – 707, 4. McDaniel 361-363 – 724, 5. Susquehanna 378-372 – 750, 6. Le Moyne 387-366 – 753, 7. East Stroudsburg 389-382 – 771, 8. Kutztown "B" 397-390 – 787, 9. Franklin & Marshall 423-428 – 851.