BEALLSVILLE, Md. – The Sacred Heart women's golf team wrapped up play in the Hoya Women's Invitational tied for 14th place Tuesday at The Members Club at Four Streams. The Pioneers, as a team, improved by 18 strokes in its second round.
Kelsey Hayward (Seekonk, Mass.) was Sacred Heart's lowest scorer for the tournament, finishing tied for 31st after posting a final round 78. She improved by six strokes on Tuesday from her opening-round 84 on Monday, thus moving up 10 spots on the leaderboard. Ellen Nighbor (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) improved by seven strokes on Tuesday with a second round 83, finishing the tournament tied for 63rd. Jennifer Clinton (Sayville, N.Y.) finished tied for 68th after posting a 91 on Tuesday. Stephanie Lowe (Cedar Park, Texas) improved by nine strokes in the final round, carding an 87 to finish tied for 78th.
Sacred Heart tied with Lehigh for 14th place with team scores of 696, nine strokes behind 13th place Hofstra. Penn won the team title by four strokes over Michigan, with Yale, St. John's, and Nova Southeastern rounding out the top five.
The Pioneers are back in action April 5-6 at the Lady Pirate Invitational, hosted by Seton Hall at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.