After a commanding season-opening victory over Southern New Hampshire University, the Merrimack College women’s golf team is preparing for the Michael Corbett Fall Classic in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday and Monday, against a field of over 18 teams.
Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 13 – Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 | All Day
Event: Michael Corbett Fall Classic
Host/Location: Lake Shore Country Club | Erie, Pa.
Last Time Out:
The Warriors hit the ground running, by defeating Southern New Hampshire 309-346, at the Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London, New Hampshire, this past Saturday. The team score of 309 is good for the lowest-single round in program history.
“We are very excited to go into our second event of the fall season,” said sophomore Alessandra Ricigliano(Scarsdale, N.Y.). “We had a very strong start to our season, which included shooting the best score we have ever shot, as a team with a 309. We are ready to keep that momentum going into the rest of our season. The win definitely gave our team confidence, as winning always gives people that boost of confidence and momentum.”
Ricigliano came out firing, as she earned medalist honors, with a two-over 72 on the par-72 course. That mark is tied for the lowest of her career, as she shot an ever-par 72 at the Pioneer Invitational last season, to conclude the fall season.
“I’m feeling good on the course,” said Ricigliano. “Things are just starting to fall into place. We played golf all summer so I have a lot of confidence in myself and also in the team, that we can have a really successful fall season.”
Freshman Krystal Knight (Groveland, Mass.) came in second place overall, as she carded a 74, in her collegiate debut. Sophomore Jessica Wagner (San Diego, Calif.)began her season with a 78, which was good for third overall. Junior captain Sam Gervais (Chelmsford, Mass.) and senior captain Jaclyn Drew (Lunenburg, Mass.) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Sophomore Samantha Monaco (Brewster, N.Y.) finished in a tie for sixth overall.
Things to Note:
- Ricigliano has earned medalist honors, in back-to-back season-opening events and has been the top-finisher for the Warriors, in six consecutive fall events, dating back to last season.
- Wagner has now shot in the 70s in six-consecutive rounds and nine of the last 10, dating back to last season. The San Diego, California, native is coming off a season, in which she earned individual-champion honors at the Northeast-10 Championship and posted a team-low 79.4 strokes per round.
- Knight’s mark of 74, at the Southern N.H. Dual, is the lowest round a Warrior has ever shot in their debut.
The Warriors will take part in the Lady Penmen Invitational, on Sept. 19-20, at the Lake Sunapee Country Club in New London, New Hampshire.