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Women's Golf Finishes Fourth

WGOLF 10.02.19Women’s golf finished consecutive days of play by placing fourth out of 11 teams in the Hartford Invitational this past weekend. The Hawks finished only a lone shot out of third place as Farleigh Dickinson University (FDU) took home first in the event with a total score of 585.

Junior Cassidy Gavaghan and freshman Paige Diecidue led the blue and white each finishing in the top-10 overall for the weekend.

Both ladies finished with rounds in the 70’s as did freshman Liddie McCook who had the low score of the weekend recording a 71 on her card during the first day of play. This score by McCook was the lowest of any Hawk so far this season putting her in a class by herself.

Gavaghan led the MU card for the fourth time in her career as her opening round score of 72 and total score of 151 for the event were both career bests.

This was also the second time this season that Diecidue scored lowest on the Monmouth team card.

The low scores did not stop here as freshman Claire Orr also totaled her lowest numbers of the season finding the scorecard with an 87. Sophomore Amanda Hart also came in with a two-round low score of 162 which is a season best for her.

These young shining stars led Monmouth to a program low score of 297 in the first round on Saturday. However, their total score for both rounds combined was 616 after the Hawks shot a less impressive 319 on Sunday.

Monmouth started three freshmen out of the five players in their lineup for this past weekend’s tournament showing the youth of this Division One golf team.

“We felt as a team that this was our first true event of the year,” said Head Coach Michelle Melia. “We opened up the first round playing to our true ability and posted a school low score of 297.” 

Despite posting career lows for most of their players as well as a school best total, the finish was still only good enough for fourth with three teams finishing ahead of them in the standings.

“We were disappointed in some of the mistakes we made in the final round, but there were so many positives for this young talented squad,” said Coach Melia. “I can’t wait to get back out this week to build.”

That is exactly what the Lady Hawks will look to do as they head back to the course on Friday Oct. 4 to take on the Hofstra Fall Shootout.

Fortunately, this will be Monmouth’s last road trip before coming back home to take on their very own Monmouth Fall Shootout at their home course the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune New Jersey. This tournament will take place with the first round starting on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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