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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information

WOMEN’S GOLF OPENS SPRING SLATE ON WEST COAST

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: February 14, 2017
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Tournament Details:
Battle at Boulder Creek
Dates: February 13-14; Three Rounds (54-holes)
Location: Boulder City, NV
Course: Boulder Creek Golf Club
Course Vitals: Par-72; 6285-yard

BOULDER CITY, NV – The Monmouth University women’s golf team opened up its 2017 spring season with a seventh place result at the Battle at Boulder Creek, held at the par-72 Boulder Creek Golf Club outside of Las Vegas. Junior Erin DiDonato (Hammonton, NJ/Hammonton) posted a career low in a 54-hole event to lead the Hawks, who recorded rounds of 327, 336 and 322 en route to a tournament total of 985.

DiDonato fired rounds of 79 and 83 on the first day before completing the third round with 78 to finish with 240, good for a 25th place result on the individual leaderboard. Classmate Junior Sarah Kokotajlo (Ewing, NJ/Ewing) rebounded in the second and third rounds with 79 and team tournament-low 77 to finish with 248, two shots in front of Kaitlin Clancy (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown West), who compiled rounds of 81, 85 and 84. Sophomore Haley Goodling (Manheim, PA/Manheim Central) carded 256 over the two day event, while junior Faith Garcia (Stamford, CT/Staples) completed the Hawks’ card with 266.

NOTES & QUOTES
“The team was a little rusty to start with but had some fine performances as Erin, Kaitlin and Sarah played extremely well the last two rounds. This was a great jump start to our spring season and we hope to build off our performances.”
– Head Coach Susan DeKalb

- DiDonato recorded a career-low card for a 54-hole tournament, besting her previous best of 241 set her freshman season at Navy.
- DiDonato, who recorded her fifth and sixth career rounds in the 70s, led the Hawks’ card for the second time in her career, both coming this season.
- Kokotajlo recorded her 13th and 14th career round in the 70s.

The Field:
Florida Atlantic, Idaho State, Monmouth, Northern Colorado, Oral Roberts, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, Weber State

Team Leaderboard:
1. Southern Utah 306-287-289; 882
2. South Dakota State 303-302-290; 895
3. Northern Colorado 302-301-301; 904
4. Oral Roberts 307-311-307; 925
5. Weber State 323-316-308; 947|
6. Florida Atlantic 327-313-312; 952
7. Monmouth 327-336-322; 985
8. Idaho State 389-359-356; 1104

Monmouth’s Card (# = individual):
25. Erin DiDonato 79-83-78; 240
33. Sarah Kokotajlo 92-79-77; 248
36. Kaitlin Clancy 81-85-84; 250
t-39. Haley Goodling 84-89-83; 256
43. Faith Garcia 83-92-91; 266

NEXT UP
Monmouth returns to the links March 9-10 at the Lady Eagle Cat Invitational in Daytona Beach, FL.

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