PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Monmouth University women’s golf team, paced by senior Michelle Rosenhouse’s (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) 81, finished the opening 18-holes of the Rutgers Invitational, held at the par-72, 6,337-yard RU Golf course, with a share of 15th place.
Rosenhouse, who owns an 81.8 stroke average after pacing the Blue and White in its first two events of the year, lead the Hawks with her 81, good for a piece of 39th overall. Classmate Macy Raimo (Albany, N.Y./Colonie Central) notched an 83 in the first round, followed by sophomores Jessica Kavanagh (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro) and Rebecca Gaona (Howell, N.J./Howell) who posted scores of 85 and 86, respectively. Elizabeth Abbondandolo (Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) capped off the Hawks’ lineup one stroke behind Gaona with an 87, while Ashley Navin (Ware, Mass./Quabbin Regional), playing as an individual, ended the opening day with an 89.
Delaware and Seton Hall head into the final round in first place as it each shot 302 in Monday’s round. Bucknell sits in third with a 309, two strokes ahead of St. John’s and Fairleigh Dickinson which share fourth. LIU Brooklyn shot a 314, good for sixth, while Georgetown posted a 315 on day one to earn seventh. Leigh (322), Hartford (326), and host Scarlet Knights (326) round of the top-10 of the 20 team field.
The final round of the Rutgers Invitational tees off Tuesday at 8 a.m.