SHU Vaults Into Second Place After Second Round of NEC Women’s Golf Championship

SHU Vaults Into Second Place After Second Round of NEC Women’s Golf Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Sacred Heart women's golf team cut nine strokes off its first round team score Saturday, vaulting into second place at the Northeast Conference Women's Golf Championship at LPGA International.

The Pioneers were in sixth place after Friday's opening round. Sacred Heart tied the leaders LIU Brooklyn for the top team rounds Saturday, as each team recorded 24-over par 312s. The Pioneers passed Quinnipiac, Central Connecticut State, and Fairleigh Dickinson to move into second place. Sacred Heart enters Sunday's final round three strokes ahead of FDU after trailing the Knights by nine entering play Saturday.

Brianna Carnahan (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) was the Pioneers' low scorer Saturday, carding a three-over 75 after recording an 87 Friday. Freshman Malin Wallhede (Molnlycke, Sweden) cut one stroke off her opening round Saturday with a 76. She is now tied for third in the tournament individually at +9. Jennifer Clinton (Sayville, N.Y.) also cut a stroke off her opening round, carding a 79. Gabriella Riber (Stockholm, Sweden) rounded out Sacred Heart's scoring group with an 82 Saturday. Both Riber and Clinton are tied for 11th in the tournament.

The final round of the NEC Women's Golf Championship begins Sunday morning.

Team Results – Round 2

1. LIU Brooklyn                   +40 (304-312)

2. Sacred Heart                  +57 (321-312)

3. Fairleigh Dickinson          +60 (312-324)

4. Quinnipiac                       +66 (318-324)

5. CCSU                              +67 (315-328)

6. Monmouth                      +71 (328-319)

7. St. Francis U                   +74 (322-328)

8. Wagner                          +86 (331-331)

9. Robert Morris                  +99 (340-335)

10. Mount St. Mary's           +100 (341-335)

11. St. Francis Brooklyn      +158 (361-373)