Just over one round of golf was played at the women’s River Landing classic earlier this week, as the final two rounds of the event were cut short due to incoming darkness rendering the course unplayable on Monday.
Seton Hall, despite the poor conditions, powered through the competition to try and make best of the situation at hand.
The weather, though, had other plans to derail the momentum coming off of Seton Hall’s second place finish at the recently concluded Rio Grande Invitational. Maddie Sager and Lizzie Win began round one with two scores of 76, good for 4-over-par. Sager’s three birdies and Win’s 14 pars, both team leaders, placed them in a neck-and-neck race in individual competition, as they would both finish 34th.
That was the highest a Seton Hall golfer would finish. Mia Kness ended up tying for 47th with a 78, followed by Carolina Ronchel Salas just behind her with a 79. Sammie Staudt finished four strokes behind Salas at 83, an 11-over-par, and Gianna Tomeo rounded out the Hall’s lineup of golfers with a 92.
The Pirates finished 12th of 15 teams, tied with Georgia State for a collective 21-over-par in first round play, and after attempts for replay were thwarted by mother nature, scores were made final on Thursday.
Although they had just one round to show, 12th place is an undesirable outcome in for Seton Hall, and they team will look for a stronger start to its play at the William and Mary Intercollegiate Tournament beginning on March 17.
Justin Morris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.