Women's Golf Finishes Fourth at NEC Championships

April 25, 2010

ORLANDO, FL - The Sacred Heart women's golf team started the third round of the Northeast Conference Championships on Sunday just one stroke out of first place. The Pioneers stayed in the hunt through the first twelve holes but stumbled down the stretch, finishing with their highest round of the weekend, and placing fourth in the ten-team field.

On a wildly blustery day, in a tournament that came down to the final hole, Fairleigh Dickinson (330-318-316=964) captured its third straight title. After trailing Long Island (318-321-328=967), this year's runner-up, in the first two rounds, the Knights overcame a nine-stroke disadvantage entering the final round to claim victory. Robert Morris also leap frogged the Pioneers, finishing in third with a 975 total. SHU was two strokes back in fourth at 977, and Saint Francis (PA) was a distant fifth at 1,022.

Freshmen Gabriella Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) and Taylor Coleman (Worcester, MA) were both named to the All-Tortheast team. Riber finished fifth in the medalist race with a +21, 237 total, while Coleman was tenth at 243.

Sophomore Carly Bergin (Binghamton, NY) struggled through her first round of the weekend, carding a 90 to finish in 12th place. Sophomore Michelle Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) finished the Pioneer scoring, finishing in a 17th-place tie at 254.