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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information

WOMEN’S GOLF OPENS FALL SEASON AT NAVY

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: September 11, 2016
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Tournament Details:
Navy Fall Invitational
Dates: September 10-11, 2016, Two Rounds
Host: Naval Academy
Location: Annapolis, MD
Course: Naval Academy Golf Club
Course Vitals: Par-72, 6,085 yards

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Monmouth University women’s golf team opened up its 2016 fall campaign with a 10th place result at the 36-hole Navy Fall Invitational, held at the Naval Academy Golf Club, a par-72, 6,085-yard venue. The Hawks opened the event shooting 321 in Saturday’s first round before carding 327 in the second round to finish the event with 648.

Juniors Faith Garcia (Stamford, CT/Staples) and Sarah Kokotajlo (Ewing, NJ/Ewing) both landed in the top-35 as each registered a round in the 70s over the weekend. Garcia was the first Hawk into the clubhouse, carding 160 after rounds of 81 and 79, while Kokotajlo carded 79 and 82 to finish one stroke behind her classmate. Sophomore Haley Goodling (Manheim, PA/Manheim Central) finished two strokes behind Kokotajlo after rounds of 81 and 82 to finish third for the Blue and White, three strokes in front of Erin DiDonato (Hammonton, NJ/Hammonton) and four shots in front of Kaitlin Clancy (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown West).

NOTES & QUOTES
“I was very pleased with our performance yesterday in the first round; I thought we played extremely well considering it was the first round of the season. We hit the ball well but putted poorly, which led us to not scoring well in the second round. But, overall, it was a good start and we look forward to heading to Towson next week.” – Head Coach Susan DeKalb

- Garcia has led the Hawks’ card for the 10th time in her career.
- It was Garcia’s 13th career round in the 70s.
- With her first round 79, it marks the 12th round in the 70s for Kokotajlo.
- Monmouth’s lone freshman, Nicole Totland (Tinton Falls, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) made her collegiate debut as an individual, carding 173 (84-89).

The Field:
Navy, Bucknell, Central Connecticut, The Citadel, Delaware State, Harvard, Holy Cross, La Salle, Lehigh, Monmouth, Penn, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis U, Towson and Wagner.

Team Leaderboard:
1. Harvard 304-311; 615
2. Towson 310-311; 621
3. Penn 310-313; 623
4. Sacred Heart 314-312; 626
5. Navy 310-320; 630
6. Lehigh 312-325; 637
7. CCSU 322-321; 643
8. St. Francis PA 326-318; 644
9. Bucknell 325-321; 646
10. Monmouth 321-327; 648
11. Wagner 321-329; 650
12. Quinnipiac 320-333; 653
13. The Citadel 330-332; 662
14. Delaware 347-346; 693
15. Holy Cross 348-357; 705
16. La Salle 396-399; 795

Monmouth’s Card (# = individual):
T-31. Faith Garcia 81-79; 160 (+16)
T-33. Sarah Kokotajlo 79-82; 161 (+17)
T-43. Haley Goodling 81-82; 163 (+19)
T-54. Erin DiDonato 80-86; 166 (+22)
T-61. Kaitlin Clancy 83-84; 167 (+23)
75.    Nicole Totland # 84-89; 173

NEXT UP
Monmouth returns to the links next week, September 18-19, when it tees off in the Tignanelli Towson Invitational at Eagles Nest Country Club in Phoenix, MD.

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