Women's Golf

Merrimack’s Krystal Knight Named NE-10 Golfer of the Week

After posting the best round of her young collegiate career last Monday, sophomore golferKrystal Knight (Groveland, Mass.) of the Merrimack College women’s golf team has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Golfer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Knight’s results from Merrimack’s most recent tournament – the University of Indianapolis Invitational played last Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 12-13), were factored in this week’s league release/awards. Regardless of that timeline, Knight’s efforts in that tournament will surely stand out as one of the best by an individual in a single tournament/round so far this fall.

A reigning NE-10 Rookie of the Year and regional qualifier for the NCAA Championship following her tremendous freshman campaign, Knight set a new career-low with a score of 72 in the opening round of last week’s UIndy Invitational. She then followed that up with a strong second-round score of 77 to finish that tournament – which featured a loaded field – in a tie for 12th place with a two-day total of 149.

Knight is averaging a team-low 78.5 strokes per round through four rounds this fall, with scores of 70s recorded in three of those four rounds so far. She also logged a 77 in Merrimack’s first competition of the year back on Sept. 3 in a dual match against SNHU.

Knight and the rest of the Warriors will now gear up to defend their league title for a third straight season at next week’s 2016 NE-10 Championship. The two-day tournament will be hosted by Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, New Hampshire, beginning this Sunday (Sept. 25).

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