Women’s golf wraps up season

The women’s golf team wrapped up its fall season with a second-place finish at the Le­high University Invitational, fall­ing one stroke short of champion Princeton.

The Pirates finished with a 27-over-par, 604, including a 299 second round, which tied for the best round in program history.

Junior Hannah Basalone, who won this tournament last year, re­turned to shoot a 1-under-par 71, in the second round to help lead the Pirates.

Head coach Sara Doell said seeing Basalone return to form after a hand injury affected her swing the past few tournaments, was the highlight of the weekend.

“We had (Basalone) back, it was awesome,” Doell said. “I was really proud of her. I know she was disappointed. We didn’t say a word to her about how she won at Lehigh last year. She’s had a tough fall with the injuries. She looked confident. You could tell she was back in her stride.”

With the second-place finish, the Pirates wrap up their most suc­cessful season in their three-year existence, including the program’s second tournament win, three-sec­ond place finishes by one stroke and one tied for fourth.

“I feel like we were consistent across the board,” Doell said. “I was happy with how we played. I’d say they’re all just important.”

The team reached its four scor­ing goals it set entering the fall season, which Doell said she was “excited” about.

Looking ahead, Doell said be­ing competitive in the Big East is one of the team’s main goals en­tering spring season.

“I believe we can compete with all the teams in the Big East,” Doell said. “Certainly Notre Dame has separated themselves from the rest of the pack. I think we can beat any team on any given day.”

As for the team’s aspirations, Doell said the team will be meet­ing to set goals for the spring sea­son.

“I certainly believe we can continue to improve our ranking,” Doell said. “I want to see us finish strong at Big East.”

The Pirates are ranked No. 93 nationally in the Golfstat Relative Ranking as of Wednesday.

T.J. Brennan can be reached at Thomas.Brennan@student.shu.

Author: Staff Writer

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