Littlestown, Pa. (April 16, 2013) -- The Mount women's golf team concluded the Mount St. Mary's Invitational at Quail Valley Golf Course in seventh place and dropped three strokes off its first two rounds of 339 by turning in a 336 to finish with 1,014 strokes on Tuesday. Kelsey Hayward led the Mount with a three-round total of 247 to tie for 16th place.
Hayward picked up a birdie on the par-3 second hole and carded the Mount's best round of 81 (+9) to tie for the 10th-best individual round on the day.
Finishing second on the team overall was Nicole Fazio, who nailed down the team's lone eagle of the three-day tournament. On the par-5 fourth, Fazio sank her approach shot to card a three on the hole on her way to an 87 (+15). Fazio finished in a two-way tie for 21st place with a score of 249.
Amanda Reach got progressively better as the tournament went on, concluding with an 82 (+10) after a first round 85 (+13) and a round two 83 (+11). Tuesday's performance helped Reach move from 31st to a tie for 23rd with 250 strokes.
In fourth among Mount St. Mary's players was Abbey Fry, who carded an 88 (+16) in the final round. Her birdie on the 14th hole helped her complete the 54 holes in 270 strokes for 36th place.
The Mount's fifth-place finisher was Sara Fuss with a 274 final score. Her round of 86 (+14) on Tuesday was six strokes better than her top round yesterday of 92 (+20).
After 54 holes, Central Connecticut State's Albrianna Farnum and Katie Reid were tied for first place with 228 strokes. In a playoff on the first hole, the two Blue Devils tied to force a second playoff on hole 18 where Reid came away victorious for the top honor. Farnum placed second overall, while Robert Morris' Halley Morell placed third with 232 strokes.
In the team competition, CCSU's 927 total was 25 strokes ahead of RMU in second place at 952. Saint Francis University (971), Fairleigh Dickinson (977) and Fairfield (984) rounded out the top five.
The Mountaineers will now focus their attention on the Northeast Conference Championships, which are scheduled for April 26-28 in Daytona Beach, Fla.