April 16, 2011

Pioneers Compete in Rain-Shortened Columbia Invitational

SUFFERN, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart University women's golf team took sixth place at the Columbia Invitational, which was shortened by nine holes due to excessive rain on Saturday afternoon.

The Pioneers were tied for seventh after Friday's first round with a team scoreof 329, to place them even with Northeast Conference foe Wagner College.  In the nine holes of round two, SHU shot a collective 162 to finish at 491 for the weekend.

Freshman Jennifer Clinton (Sayville, N.Y.) was the top competitor for the Pioneers.  She totaled a 120, with an 83 on day one and a 37 in nine holes on Saturday at the Spook Rock Golf Course.

Junior Carly Bergin (Binghamton, N.Y.) finished second for Sacred Heart after shooting an 83 and a 39 for a two-day 122.  Sophomore Gabriella Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) and her sister, junior Michelle Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) also scored for the Pioneers.  Gabriella recorded a team-best 81 in the first and followed up with a 42 in the second, while Michelle posted an 84 and 42.

Clinton and junior Brianna Carnahan (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) tied with three birdies, the second most amongst the field.

Sacred Heart is back in action at the Northeast Conference Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. on April 21-23.