Last weekend, the Scarlet Knights finished just four strokes behind Georgetown at the Rutgers Invitational, held at the par-72 Rutgers University Golf Course, taking fourth place out of 17 schools with a two-round score of 663 (328-335).
After holding a two-stoke lead heading into the final round, freshman Jeannine Mondesando (Mahwah, NJ) placed second overall in individual competition with a total score of 156 (75-81). She shot the lowest score of the tournament, carding a three-over-par 75 on the tournament’s opening day. Mondesando owns the lowest average of the team this fall, shooting an average of 77.29 strokes-per-round.
Senior Kathleen Freer (Voorhees, NJ) (85-81) and sophomore Mary Stewart (Scottsdale, AZ) (80-86) tied for 17th overall, shooting a 166 for the event. Sophomore Caitlin Flynn (Fairfield, CT) shot a two-round score of 175 (88-87) to tie for 49th place. Sophomore Noel Picca (Irving, TX) finished 63rd out of 87 competitors, carding a 183 (92-91) for the tournament.
The Hoya Invitational will be the first of five matches the Scarlet Knights will compete in during the spring season.