COMPETITION: Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational
WHERE: Quail Valley Golf Course, Littlestown, Pa.
WHEN: Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16
2012 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION: Ellen Huffman, Wagner (74-79-82=235)
2012 TEAM CHAMPION: Central Connecticut State (326-323-325=974)/Robert Morris (324-322-328=974)
TEEING OFF: The Mount St. Mary's golf teams will host the annual Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational on April 15-16 at the Quail Valley Golf Course in Littlestown, Pa. The competition will be three rounds totaling 54 holes over the two-day tournament. There will be 36 holes of continuous play on Monday before the final round on Tuesday.
THE COMPETITION: Mount St. Mary's, Fairleigh Dickinson, Robert Morris, Wagner, Fairfield, Navy, Central Connecticut State, Saint Francis U
THE SCHEDULE: There will be an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start on Monday. On Tuesday, the women's teams will begin play on the back nine. The teams finishing No. 8-5 in the first day will begin day two at 8:20 a.m. while the top four finishers from day one will tee off at 9:10 a.m.
LAST YEAR'S EVENT: Kelsey Hayward led the Mount to a fifth-place team finish by taking 14th individually at last year's Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational. Following a first round 89 and second round 84, Hayward notched an 80 in the final round to move up the leader board. Sarah Roe placed 17th with a low round of 83 during the two day event, and Nicole Fazio started well right off the bat with a first-round 80 and eventually tied for 18th with a score of 258. Central Connecticut State and Robert Morris tied for first with identical scores of 974. Wagner's Ellen Huffman was crowned the individual champion with a three-round total of 236. Huffman also recorded the best single-round score in the field with a 74 in round one.
LAST TIME OUT: The Mount played to a 14th place finish at the Hoya Invitational April 8-9. In round three on April 9, the squad shot 16 strokes better than either round from the previous day to finish with a team total of 1076. Amanda Reach, who shot the first 80 of her collegiate career on the final day, posted the Mount's top scores for each round. Kelsey Hayward also finished strong with an 82 in round three, while Sara Fuss dropped nine strokes from two rounds of 98 on Monday to card an 89 on Tuesday.
LOW 80s: Through three events so far this spring, Kelsey Hayward and Amanda Reach have both shot low rounds of 80. Hayward put together her 80 during the second round of the C&F Bank Invitational on March 18. Amanda Reach fired her low round in the final round at the Hoya Invitational on April 9.
PLAYER TURNED COACH: In 2010, sophomore Elizabeth Wenger of Robert Morris finished as the runner-up at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational. Wenger, a 2012 graduate, is now an assistant coach for the Mount's women's golf team.
UP NEXT: The Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational will serve as the final tuneup before the 2013 Northeast Conference Championships. The Championships are set for April 26-28 at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Last season the Mount finished 10th at the championships.
Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational Champions at Quail Valley
2007 Towson (342)
2008 Fairleigh Dickinson (339-326=665)
2009 Towson (300-318-324=942)
2010 Robert Morris (322-328=650)
2012 Central Connecticut State (326-323-325=974)/Robert Morris (324-322-328=974)
Quail Valley Women's Golf Top-5
Individual Single Round:
71 Natalie Dejardins Long Island 4-6-09
71 Eva Mayr Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6-09
73 Sara Eichelberger Towson 4-6-09
73 Natalie Dejardins Long Island 10-27-08
73 Michele Holzwarth Fairleigh Dickinson 4-13-08
Individual Two Rounds:
147 Eve Mayr Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6-09
148 Natalie Desjardins Long Island 4-6-09
150 Michele Holzwartz Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6-09
152 Lisa Warrilow Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6-09
152 Michele Holzwarth Fairleigh Dickinson 4-13/14-08
Individual Three Rounds:
225 Natalie Desjardins Long Island 4-6/7-09
226 Michele Holzwarth Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6/7-09
226 Lisa Warrilow Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6/7-09
232 Eve Mayr Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6/7-09
234 Morgan Reich Towson 4-6/7-09
Team Single Round:
300 Towson 4-6-09
308 Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6-09
315 Long Island 4-6-09
315 Saint Francis (Pa.) 10-19-07
317 Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6-10
317 Siena 4-6-10
Team Two Rounds:
618 Towson 4-6-09
625 Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6-09
634 Long Island 4-6-09
638 Siena 4-6-09
646 Robert Morris 4-16-12
Team Three Rounds:
942 Towson 4-6/7-09
946 Fairleigh Dickinson 4-6/7-09
972 Long Island 4-6/7-09
974 Central Connecticut 4-16/17-12
974 Robert Morris 4-16/17-12
976 Siena 4-6/7-09