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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information


Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: March 31, 2012
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LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The Monmouth University women's golf team stands in fourth position after day one of the 2012 Hawk Invitational with a team score of 333, 16 strokes behind event-leading LIU Brooklyn (317). Junior Kelsi Kavanagh paced the Blue and White on a wet, windy and cold day at Eagle Ridge Golf Club with a 79, which ranked seventh overall.

LIU, which boasts three of the top-10 golfers after one day, leads the field with a 317, four strokes ahead of Hofstra, which carded a 321. Fairleigh Dickinson is a lone stroke behind Hofstra, and 11 shots clear of the Hawks (333). Hartford and Quinnipiac hold a tie for fifth place with a 353, while Wagner (358), St. Francis (373) and Holy Cross (394) round out the field.

Kavanagh, who stands in a tie for seventh place, is five shots behind individual leader Annika Karlsson (74) of Fairleigh Dickinson. Karlsson, who had the best front-nine (36) and back-nine (38) scores in the 47-person field, is one stroke ahead of Hofstra's Jenna Masnyk.

Sophomore Michelle Rosenhouse was the Hawks' next finisher, claiming a 10th place standing with an 82, while classmate Macy Raimo carded an 85, to stand in 15th place. Junior Rachel Werner and sophomore Elizabeth Abbondandolo each netted a round of 87, to stand in a tie for 17th place.

Freshman Ashley Navin and senior Alyse Casale, each competing as individuals, carded identical rounds of 104 to round out the Monmouth competitors.

The field will compete in the final round of the 2012 Hawk Invitational on Sunday, April 1 at Eagle Ridge G.C.

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