HANOVER, N.H. – Competing in a field that was comprised of mostly Division I programs, the Merrimack College women’s golf team took ninth place in the two-day Dartmouth Invitational Tournament, held this weekend at the Hanover Country Club.
Finish: Merrimack (9th/13)
Location: Hanover Country Club | Hanover, N.H.
What They Said
Head Coach Nick Crovetti: “Our team played well both days and put together a nice opening tournament to the fall season. The freshman duo, (Alessandra) Ricigliano and (Jessica) Wagner, put up very solid scores today and should have a lot of confidence as we move deeper into the fall schedule. We now have to get ready for the D-II National Preview and our next three events are important D2 in-region contests.”
How It Happened
Competing against mostly Division I competition, Merrimack held its own, placing ninth overall as a team, shooting its lowest total two-day team score (636) in team history. The Warriors also placed a pair of freshmen in the top-15 overall.
Freshman Alessandra Ricigliano (Scarsdale, N.Y) was the top scorer for the Warriors, shooting a plus-7 (151 total strokes) over the two days. Her classmate, Jessica Wagner(San Diego, Calif.) was tied for 14th overall, shooting a plus-11 (155).
Ricigliano and Wagner both improved their scores on the second day of the tournament, with Ricigliano dropping hers from a 77 to a 74 and Wagner cutting her 80 to a 75 the second time around.
Senior Ali Reed (Westborough, Mass.) was consistent, carding a plus-8 (80) on consecutive days to finish 33rd overall in the tournament.
1. Boston University 595
2. Boston College 613
3. Dartmouth College 617
4. Siena College 626
5. Wagner College 631
6. Wiliams College 633
7. Brown 634
8. Fairfield University 634
9. Merrimack 636
10. Sacred Heart 639
11. Hartford 654
12. Quinnipiac 660
13. Holy Cross 722
The Warriors will have next week off before competing in the NCAA Division II National Preview tournament on Sept. 27-28 in Allendale, Mich.