LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – In the second round of the 2014 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships, held at Disney’s Palm Course, a par-72, the Monmouth University women’s golf team slipped to fifth place after a second round 336. Senior Michelle Rosenhouse (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West) shot an 81 in the second 18-holes to enter the final round in sole possession of third on the individual leaderboard.
Siena continues to hold a strong lead on the field, increasing its advantage to 31 strokes after a second round 323. The Saints, who has a two-day score of 642, are trailed by Fairfield which moved to second with a 331 for a tournament total of 673. Quinnipiac and Albany share third with a 675, three strokes in front of the Blue and White which compiled a 678 over the 36-holes, while Niagara and Hartford round out the seven-team field, both shooting an 689 over the two days.
Rosenhouse, who shot an even 36 on the front-nine, took a stroke off her first round score with her 81 on Saturday to earn a two-day total of 163. Elizabeth Abbondandolo (Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy Academy) matched Rosenhouse’s round of 81, five strokes better than her first round score to sit with a 167 to move into 11th overall. Macy Raimo (Albany, N.Y./Colonie Central), who inked an 87 in the second-round, lands in 17th with a 171, six shot in front of Ashley Navin (Ware, Mass./Quabbin Regional) after her second-round 87. Rebecca Gaona (Howell, N.J./Howell) rounded out the Hawks’ afternoon with an 89 for a two-day total of 179.
The final round of the MAAC Championships tees off tomorrow at 7:49 a.m. Live scoring can be found here. ESPN3’s broadcast of the MAAC Championships begins at 10 a.m. and can be accessed here.