Daytona, Fla. (April 28, 2013) -- Powered by freshman Amanda Reach's best round of 76 (+4), the Mount St. Mary's women's golf team concluded its season with the third and final day of the Northeast Conference Championships at the LPGA Legends Course on Sunday in 10th place with a team total of 1,012 strokes.
Reach, who began the day in 15th place, jumped all the way to a four-way tie for sixth place, which is the best finish in NEC history for a Mount player. Her round of 76 is the second-best round fired by a Mount player in the competition's history and helped her take home all-tournament team honors.
With birdies on the par-4 13th and par-5 16th, Reach compiled four birdies over 54 holes and had a three-day total of 236.
Senior Nicole Fazio made the most of her final collegiate round with a score of 79 (+7) on Sunday, which was her best of the tournament. Fazio jumped from a tie for 33th to tie for 24th with a final tally of 247 with birdies on the 13th and 17th holes.
Repeating her first-round score of 87 (+15), sophomore Kelsey Hayward concluded play in 40th place and a three-round total of 258 strokes.
Sophomore Sara Fuss and senior Abbey Fry finished out the top five for the Mount with finishes of 50th and 54th, respectively. Fuss completed the tournament with 274 strokes, while Fry carded a 54-hole total of 289.
Mariana Juaristi of Fairleigh Dickinson led the three-day tournament from start to finish to take the individual title with a 219 final score. She was seven strokes ahead of Central Connecticut State's Anna Ausanio for second place at 226 followed by LIU Brooklyn's Alice Boothroyd in third with a 230 final total.
In the team competition, LIU held off a strong final day by CCSU to earn the team title for the second season in a row. The Blackbirds finished with 942 strokes, while CCSU ended up with 954 with FDU in third with a 958 final total.