EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – Highlighted by senior Michelle Rosenhouse’s (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) even par 72, the Monmouth University women’s golf team, which took off 18 strokes from its first-round score with its second-round total of 323, wrapped up play at the St. John’s Invitational in seventh place, Tuesday afternoon at Eisenhower Park’s Red Course.
Rosenhouse, who registered five birdies on the afternoon, notched her career best round in the final 18-holes, eclipsing her previous low of 73 set last year at the Rutgers Invitational. The senior claimed 11th place with her two-round score of 158. Classmate Elizabeth Abbondandolo’s (Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) finished the afternoon with an 83, a stroke better than her first round score to finish with a total of 167. Sophomore Jessica Kavanagh (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro) matched Abbondandolo’s round, to complete the event with a 169 (86-83), while Rebecca Gaona (Howell, N.J./Howell) finished one stroke behind with a 170 (85-85). Ashley Navin (Albany, N.Y./Colonie Central) mirrored her first round score of 90, to finish with a 180. Playing as an individual, senior Macy Raimo (Albany, N.Y./Colonie Central) ended the tournament with a 170 after back-to-back rounds of 85.
St. John’s won the event for the second consecutive year, posting a two-day score of 617, 13 strokes ahead of Siena which claimed runner-up honors. LIU Brooklyn landed in third with a 634, while Quinnipiac earned fourth with a 651, five shots ahead of Albany. Fairleigh Dickinson finished with a 663, a stroke in in front of MU and Wagner which finished deadlocked in seventh. Hartford tallied 676 over the two days to earn ninth, while Hofstra (677), Sacred Heart (678) and St. Francis Brooklyn (684) rounded out the 12-team field.
Monmouth returns to the links October 14-15 as it travels up to Piscataway, N.J. for the Rutgers Invitational.