Women’s Golf Concludes Fall Season at the Delaware Invitational
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - The Navy women’s golf team placed seventh out of nine teams at the Delaware Invitational this Saturday-Sunday at the par-72, 6,180-yard Rehoboth Beach Country Club with a 54-hole score of 934 (315-315-304; +70). The Delaware Invitational was Navy’s final tournament of the fall season.
Penn State won the team title with an 889 and was followed by host Delaware (899), Harvard (904), James Madison (905), Towson (917), Penn (922) and Navy (934). Albany was eighth with a 939 and Bucknell rounded out the nine-team field with a 957.
Delaware’s Ashley Dingman was the individual medalist with a three-round score of 214 (73-73-68; -2), leading the 60-player field by two strokes.
“We had incredible weather and superb conditions this weekend at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club,” said Navy head coach Nadia Ste-Marie. “Morgan Frazier’s 71, Christine McDonnell’s 74 and Legare Augenstein’s 76 helped us finish with one of our better team scores today with a 304. I have been pleased with our overall play so far this season. We have had many team and individual highlights.”
Freshman Christine McDonnell was Navy’s top finisher for the third straight tournament. McDonnell tied for 14th place with a three-round score of 229 (74-81-74; +13). The 229 was the third lowest 54-hole score in program history. McDonnell leads Navy in scoring average this year with a 76.0.
Sophomore Morgan Frazier tied for 18th place with a 231 (80-80-71; +15). Frazier’s third round score of 1-under par 71 was the lowest single round of her career and the third lowest round in school history. Frazier posted four birdies, 12 pars, one bogey and one double bogey in the third round on Sunday. Frazier is second on the team in scoring with a 77.5 average.
Senior Legare Augenstein placed 32nd with a three-round score of 237 (83-78-76; +21), lowering her score in each successive round. The 237 was the best 54-hole score of her four-year career. Augenstein is fourth on the team in scoring with an average of 80.0.
Senior Christine Walker tied for 40th with a 243 (79-81-83; +27) and freshman Elizabeth Park tied for 46th place with a 246 (82-76-88; +30). Walker ranks third on the team in scoring with an average of 79.8.
Navy has three players competing as individuals at the Delaware Invitational. Freshman Emily Root placed 52nd with a 252 (82-84-86; +36), sophomore Abby Schroeder placed 53rd with a 256 (87-87-82; +40) and sophomore Micah Vincent placed 58th with a 267 (85-87-95; +51).
Navy’s team score of 934 was the second lowest 54-hole total in program history. Navy’s third round team score of 304 was its third lowest single round in program history.
After its four tournaments this fall, Navy heads into the break in the schedule with a team scoring average of 312.9, down nine strokes from last year’s scoring average of 322.2.
Navy will return to action in the spring semester at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic in South Carolina from Feb. 25-27. Later in the spring, Navy will host the Patriot League Women's Golf Championship at the Naval Academy Golf Club from April 21-22.