New Haven, Conn. – The Rutgers women’s golf team is in ninth place with a 515 (316-299) score after two rounds at the 16-team Yale Intercollegiate, played Friday and Saturday at The Course at Yale. Sophomore Kortnie Maxoutopoulis (Pleasanton, Calif.) is among the top five competitors once again, carding a 145 (74-71) to enter Sunday’s final round tied for fourth in the 87-player field.
The Scarlet Knights improved 17 strokes on day two, as Maxoutopoulis’ under par effort helped spark a team effort that saw all five competitors drop their scores.
Senior Brittany Weddell (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) has complemented Maxoutopoulis by shooting a 154 (78-76) on the par 72, 5,901-yard course. She enters day three tied for 35th.
Senior Karen Cash (Allendale, N.J.) and freshmen Melanie Chambers (Henderson, Nev.) and Samantha Moyal (Alameda, Calif.) comprise the rest of the team scorecard. Chambers is tied for 47th with a 158 (83-75), while Cash and Moyal are tied for 53rd at 160.
Nova Southeastern is atop the leaderboard with a 573 (292-281), 16 strokes better than second place Penn State. NSU boasts the top three individuals, including tournament leader Daniela Ortiz, who has a 140 (73-67).