BEDMINSTER, N.J. – The Sacred Heart women's golf team had a markedly better final round Sunday at the Lady Pirate Invitational at Trump National Golf Club, improving by 38 strokes from its team score on Saturday.
Stephanie Lowe (Cedar Park, Texas) had the Pioneers' lowest score on Sunday, carding a nine-over 81 to improve by 18 strokes from her Saturday round. She finished the tournament tied for 75th. Ellen Nighbor (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) cut 11 shots from her first round, posting an 83 on Sunday to finish tied for 64th. Nighbor was the Pioneers' highest individual finisher. Jennifer Clinton (Sayville, N.Y.) shot an 87 on Sunday to put her tied for 69th. Kelsey Hayward (Seekonk, Mass.) tied for 83rd after carding a final round 92.
The Pioneers finished 17th in the team competition with a team score of 724. Sacred Heart had a team score of 343 on Sunday, 38 strokes better than Saturday's round. Columbia won the team competition by one stroke over Yale and four strokes over Princeton.
Sacred Heart now prepares for the Northeast Conference Championship, which begins on April 25 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.