Led by senior Megan Tenhundfeld, the Seton Hall women’s golf team finished fifth in the Bucknell Invitational on Sunday.
Seton Hall entered Sunday’s third round in the bottom half of the standings, but thanks to a round-best 306, the Hall was able to climb the standings and finish fifth in the field of 14.
Tenhundfeld led the Pirates with a 225, which placed her second overall in the tournament. She finished just four strokes behind Fairleigh Dickinson’s Gabriela Santini who was the tournament’s individual champion. It was Tenhundfeld’s tenth top-10 finish and her sixth top-five finish.
Seton Hall also received a strong performance from sophomore Cassie Pantelas, who just missed out on a top 10 finish. Pantelas shot a 233, which placed her 11th amongst the field.
Karlie Zabrosky also helped contribute to the Pirates with top-five finish. She shot a 237 and finished 20th through the three-round tournament.
Unfortunately for the Pirates, none of the other team members placed in the top 20. Macky Fouse posted the Hall’s next best score with a 248, which placed her 47th.
Along with the Pirates, the Becknell Invitational featured St. Francis (PA), St. John’s, Monmouth, Siena, LIU-Brooklyn, Valparaiso, Bucknell, Kutztown, Niagara, Fairleigh Dickinson, Princeton, Richmond and Lehigh.
Fairleigh Dickinson ran away with the tournament, shooting a combined score of 919, 14 strokes fewer than the Pirates. Princeton finished close behind, shooting a combined score of 922, just three strokes behind Fairleigh Dickinson.
Seton Hall will be back on the course on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Princeton Invitational.
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