Women's Golf Heads to Florida for NEC Championships

Women's Golf Heads to Florida for NEC Championships

NEC Championships Headquarters

COMPETITION: 2013 Northeast Conference Championships
WHERE: LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla.
WHEN: April 26-28, 2013
2012 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Christine Felip, LIU Brooklyn (73-70-72=215)
2012 TEAM CHAMPION: LIU Brooklyn (308-313-298=919) 

TEEING OFF: The Mount St. Mary's women's golf team will look to improve on last season's 10th place finish with the 2013 Northeast Conference Championships scheduled for this weekend at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. During the three-day, 54-hole event, team scores will be calculated by adding the team's lowest four scores every day. At the end of the tournament, the top-10 finishers earn NEC All-Tournament Team accolades.

THE FIELD: Central Connecticut State, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary's, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis Brooklyn, Saint Francis U and Wagner.

LAST YEAR'S EVENT: Christina Hall finished in a four-way tie for 32nd place with a final total of 254 to lead the Mount to 10th place in the field of 11 in 2012. Hall's first two rounds with back-to-back 84 (+12) was the sixth-best two-round score in program history for the NEC Championships. Nicole Fazio finished tied for 39th place when she dropped her score with a third-round 85 (+13) for a 260 total. Kelsey Hayward and Sarah Roe checked in at 41st and 42nd in the final standings for the Mount. LIU Brooklyn's Christina Felip fired a 70 (-2) in the second round followed by a 72 (E) in the final round to run away with the individual title at 215 strokes. Felip led the Blackbirds to the team title with 919 strokes to edge FDU in second place at 924. 

LAST TIME OUT: The Mount took home seventh place out of eight teams at the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational April 15-16. In the first day of action with 36 holes, the Mount put together two-consecutive rounds of 339 to place seventh with one round to play. On day two, the Mountaineers knocked down their score three strokes to 336. Kelsey Hayward's first-round 77 (+5) was the best single round for the Mount at the tournament. Hayward paced the Mount with a 247 total to tie for 16th individually. Nicole Fazio and Amanda Reach were one stroke apart in the final standing with Fazio turning in a 249 to tie for 21st, while Reach carded a three-round 250 to tie for 23rd. Fazio shot the Mount's lone eagle of the event on the final day. Abbey Fry rounded out the scoring for the Mount with 270 strokes to place 36th. 

LOW 80s: Through four spring events leading up to the NEC Championships, Kelsey Hayward, Amanda Reach and Nicole Fazio have all shot low rounds of 81 or better. Hayward put together a score of 77 during the first round of the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational on April 15. Amanda Reach fired her low round of 80 in the final round of the Hoya Invitational on April 9, while Fazio carded back-to-back rounds of 81 at the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational on day one on April 15. 

COACHING STAFF: Head Coach Scott Keller is in the first year of his second stint as Head Coach of the Mount women's golf team. Prior to working as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season, Keller was the head women's coach from 2009-11. Keller is assisted by Elizabeth Wenger in her first season after graduating from Robert Morris in 2012 where she was a four-year member of the golf team. 

2012-13 PRESEASON POLL: The Mount was picked to finish 10th in the 2013 NEC Preseason Coaches Poll in February. With five of the possible 11 first-place votes, LIU Brooklyn was predicted to repeat as NEC Champions this season. FDU picked up four top votes to check in at second, while Central Connecticut was third with two first-place votes. Saint Francis U and Monmouth rounded out the top five, followed by Sacred Heart, Robert Morris, Quinnipiac and Wagner. The Mount was picked one slot ahead of St. Francis Brooklyn. 

 

NEC TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Top Finishes
Place  Name                   Date
8th Megan Corbett           2009
12th Shannon Prettyman  2005
15th Katie Letsch              2006
17th Christina Koerper      2007
17th Maria Oristaglio         2005
18th Megan Corbett          2011
18th Shannon Prettyman  2006

One Round Score Top-20
Score Name              Year (Round)

71 Megan Corbett          2009 (2nd)
78 Megan Corbett          2011 (2nd)
78 Christina Hall            2009 (2nd)
80 Sarah Roe                2010 (3rd)
80 Katie Letsch             2008 (1st)
81 Christina Koerper      2009 (3rd)
81 Shannon Prettyman 2005 (1st)
82 Kelsey Hayward        2012 (3rd)
82 Sarah Roe                2011 (1st)
82 Megan Corbett          2009 (3rd)
82 Christina Hall            2009 (1st)
82 Christina Koerper      2009 (2nd)
83 Autumn Serruta       2010 (3rd)
83 Megan Corbett          2009 (1st)
83 Christina Koerper      2009 (2nd)
83 Shannon Prettyman  2006 (2nd)
84 Autumn Serruta       2011 (1st)
84 Christina Hall            2012 (1st)
84 Christina Hall            2012 (2nd)
85 Sarah Roe                 2011 (3rd)
85 Christina Koerper      2010 (1st)
85 Autumn Serruta       2010 (2nd)
85 Maddy Martin            2009 (3rd)
85 Caitlin Fortner           2008 (2nd)
85 Katie Letsch              2007 (2nd)
85 Katie Letsch              2006 (1st)
85 Maria Oristaglio          2006 (1st)
85 Shannon Prettyman  2006 (2nd)

Two Round Score Top-10
Score   Name               Year

154 Megan Corbett         2009
160 Christina Hall           2009
165 Megan Corbett         2011
165 Christina Koerper     2009
166 Shannon Prettyman 2006
168 Christina Hall            2012
168 Sarah Roe                2011
170 Autumn Serruta      2011
171 Christina Koerper     2010
171 Katie Letsch             2008
171 Katie Letsch             2006

Three Round Score Top-10
Score   Name               Year

237 Megan Corbett         2009
246 Christina Koerper     2009
249 Christina Hall           2009
251 Megan Corbett         2011
254 Christina Hall           2012
253 Sarah Roe               2011
256 Autumn Serruta      2010
257 Katie Letsch            2008
259 Christina Koerper     2010
260 Nicole Fazio              2012
260 Autumn Serruta      2011
262 Sarah Roe               2010
262 Christina Koerper     2007

All-Time NEC
Championship Results
Year Finish(Score)
1998 5th/1028
1999 6th/833
2001 6th/796
2002 7th/759
2003 6th/741
2004 6th/744
2005 6th/697
2006 5th/702
2007 7th/1093
2008 8th/1063
2009  6th/990
2010  7th/1051
2011 8th/1035
2012 10th/1045
* 1998-1999 NEC Championship
took place in the fall

Team One Round Score Top-10
Score Year (Round)

317 2009 (2nd)
335 2009 (1st)
338 2009 (3rd)
340 2010 (3rd)
341 2011 (1st)
342 2012 (3rd)
345 2006 (2nd)
346 2011 (2nd)
348 2005 (2nd)
349 2012 (1st)
349 2005 (1st)
351 2010 (1st)

Team Two Round Score Top-10
Score   Year

652       2009
691       2012
694       2011
697       2005
702       2006
709       2008
711       2010
733       2007
741       2003
744       2004
759       2002

Team Three Round Score Top-10
Score    Year

990       2009
1035     2011
1045     2012
1051     2010
1063     2008
1093     2007