CRYSTAL RIVER, FL – The Rutgers Women’s Golf Team is in 11th place with a 630 (316-314) team score after the first two rounds of the Cincinnati Spring Invitational, played Friday and Saturday at the Plantation Inn Golf Resort and Spa. Senior Brittany Weddell (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) carded a 75 on Saturday and enters Sunday’s final round tied for 13th in the 102-player field with a 152 total.
Weddell, who has 26 pars in the tournament, is joined near the top of the leaderboard by fellow senior Karen Cash (Allendale, N.J.). Cash is tied for 36th with a 157 (74-83).
Freshmen Samantha Moyal (Alameda, Calif.) and Melanie Chambers (Henderson, Nev.) are also among the top 50 competitors after showing marked improvement in round two. Moyal (84-77) and Chambers (82-79) are both tied for 49th with 161 totals.
Fellow rookie Gabrielle Sacheli (Pittsford, N.Y.) rounds out the team scorecard tied for 88th with a 169 (83-86).
Host Cincinnati took hold of first place after shooting a 300 in round two. The Bearcats improved four strokes from round one to move from third to first place in the 17-team field with a total score of 604. Bradley (302-303=605), Florida Southern (303-310), Xavier (306-309) and Seton Hall (314-302) round out the top-five teams.
Round three will be played on Sunday, March 24 with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.