September 29, 2013

WOMEN’S GOLF PLACES FIFTH AT CORTLAND’S MARTIN & WALLACE INVITATIONAL

Cortland, N.Y. – The Le Moyne College women's golf team turned in a fifth-place finish at SUNY Cortland's Martin & Wallace Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Elm Tree Golf Course and Cortland Country Club.

Methodist University won the team competition with a two-day score of 611 on rounds of 304 and 307. Ithaca College placed second with consecutive rounds of 315 to total 630, while the host Red Dragons placed third at 677 with rounds of 336 and 341. St. Lawrence University finished fourth with a 684 off rounds of 340 and 344. The Dolphins landed in fifth place with a two-round total of 719, the second-best score in the program's history. Le Moyne opened the invitational on Saturday by recording a 355, the second-best round in the program's history, and followed it up with a 364, the fourth-best round ever, on Sunday. Elizabeth Blomgren of Methodist claimed medalist honors with a three-over par 148 on rounds of 72 and 76.

Sophomore Emilie Oakes (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) led the Dolphins with a career-best score of 171 to place 17th. She recorded an 83 in the first round and posted an 88 in the second round. Freshman Kayla Burt (Williamsville, N.Y./Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart) placed 23rd with a season-best 179 on rounds of a career-best 86 and 93, while sophomore Emily Stickel (Kensington, Conn./Berlin) finished in a tie for 24th place after carding rounds of 91 and 89 to finish at 180. Senior Laura Nicolais (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) recorded a 191 on rounds of 97 and 94 to place 33rd, while freshman Haley Stogsdill (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville North) tied for 34th place with a season-best 193 on rounds of a season-best 95 and 98.

The Dolphins close out the Fall season at the Kutztown Fall Invitational on Sunday and Monday at Berkleigh Golf Club.

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Le Moyne Scores
17. Emilie Oakes 83-88 – 171, 23. Kayla Burt 86-93 – 179, t24. Emily Stickel 91-89 – 180, 33. Laura Nicolais 97-94 – 191, t34. Haley Stogsdill 95-98 – 193, 47. Jocelyn Bender (Ind.) 106-107 – 213, 57. Elizabeth Peters (Ind.) 123-121 – 244.

Team Scores
1. Methodist 304-307 – 611, 2. Ithaca 315-315 – 630, 3. SUNY Cortland 336-341 – 677, 4. St. Lawrence 340-344 – 684, 5. Le Moyne 355-364 – 719, 6. Ottawa 371-362 – 733, 7. William Smith 420-394 – 814, 8. St. John Fisher 409-410 – 819, 9. Elmira 439-439 – 878, 10. Susquehanna 459-440 – 899, 11. Nazareth 393-dnf - INC.