Women's Golf Heads To Spider Spring Invitational On Monday
COMPETITION: Mount St. Mary's at Spider Spring Invitational
WHEN: Mon-Tue, Mar. 26-27, 2012
WHERE: Independence Golf Club, Midlothian, Va.
COMPETING TEAMS: Richmond, Central Connecticut State, Georgetown, Hofstra, Lehigh, Mount St. Mary's, Robert Morris, Long Island, Rollins College, Saint Francis, Sacred Heart, St. John's, Siena, Youngstown State, and Methodist
opening tee... The Mount women's golf team will make its first appearance at the Spider Spring Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.
last time out… Kelsey Hayward finished 39th to lead the Mount St. Mary's women's golf team to a 19th-place finish at the C&F Bank Invitational on Tuesday. Hayward has posted consecutive rounds of 78 in the first round and then posted an 82 in the final round to card a 238 and finish in 39th place, 17 strokes behind the medalist. Sarah Roe (80th place, 257), Christina Hall (89th place, 265), Rebecca Lynch (101st place, 289) and Nicole Fazio (103rd place, 294) rounded out the Mount's competitors. The Mount finished in 19th place after carding 349, 349 and 360 for a total of 1048 in the three rounds.
next on the green... The Mount will return to the golf course at the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational on Apr. 16 and 17.
golf fix… The Mount women's golf team was featured on Feb. 27 edition of the Golf Fix on the Golf Channel.
the schedule… The Mount will participate in five events before the Northeast Conference Championships on Apr. 27-29. The Mount opens the spring with its first trip to the Gary Freeman B-CU Spring Invitational on Feb. 28-29. The Mount remains in the south for a return trip to the Lonnie Barton Invitational on Mar. 5-6. The squad also returns to the C&F Bank Invitational (Mar. 18-19) before participating in the Spring Golf Intercollegiate (Mar. 25-26) for the first time. Mount St. Mary's will host the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational on Apr. 16-17 before heading to the NEC Championships.
double your pleasure… Senior Sarah Roe won the Gettysburg Invitational for the second-straight season on Sept. 19. The senior took the honor last season by carding a round of 76 at Quail Valley. This year at the event, Roe posted a 79 to earn the medalist honors for the second time.
making their marks… Seniors Christina Hall and Sarah Roe have etched their names into the Mount record book. Sarah Roe holds the second and fourth-best single-round in program history. The senior fired a 75 in the first round of the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport Colonial Classic on Oct. 10after shooting a 76 at the Gettysburg Invitational last year to win the event. Roe also shot a 78 in her career to rank ninth on the chart. Hall has posted five marks on the single-round Top-10 including a 76 at the Mount St. Mary's Fall Classic in 2008. Hall also has three of the squad's Top-10 for two round scores and has the top mark for career average at the Mount (86.7) while Roe is in third place (87.2).
moving on up… As a team, the Mount women's golf team continued to make improvements in the last four years. During that stretch, the squad has posted all 10 of its Top-10 single rounds and nine of the 10 for two-round standards in program history. Last year, the squad averaged a program record 341.1 strokes per round.
new to the mountain... Joining first-year head coach Kevin Farrell in 2011-12 are freshmen Sara Fuss, Kelsey Hayward and Jen Kim for their first year in Emmitsburg. Hayward and Kim will be making their collegiate debut at the Towson Invitational.
about the coach... Kevin Farrell begins his first season as the women's golf head coach in 2011-12 and will enter his third season at the helm of the men's golf team. Farrell was a standout golfer on the Mountaineers men's golf team from 2004-08. He finished in the Top-10 at the NEC Championships in both his junior and senior seasons to earn spots on the All-NEC team. Farrell is one of five players in team history to earn finish in the Top-10 at the NEC Championships twice in his career and his three-round score of 220 at the 2008 NEC Championships is still the record for three rounds at the NEC Championships.