Women's Golf Champs in Charlotte

Barry University women's golf team won the U.S. Women's Invitational by five strokes. Photo by Daniela Murray

CHARLOTTE – Barry University’s women’s golf team won the U.S. Women’s Invitational Tuesday hosted by Belmont Abbey.

The No. 2-ranked Buccaneers shot 302 in the lone round of the tournament on the par-72, 6,094-yard Pine Island Country Club course. The 10-team, 55-player field was reduced to one round after rain washed out Monday’s scheduled 36 holes.

Barry beat runner-up Florida Tech by five strokes. North Carolina-Pembroke (313) and Newberry (322) finished third and fourth, respectively, while Florida Southern and Erskine tied for fifth at 324.

It is the Buccaneers’ fourth tournament title of the season and second this spring. The four tournament titles broke the school record for most in a season.

Barry’s Nancy Vergara, Francesca Perini and Nicky Ferre tied for third after each shot 3-over 75. Florida Tech’s Johanna Larson won the individual medalist honor, shooting 1-over 73. Erskine’s Krysta Schaus was the runner-up with a 74.

Barry’s Daniela Murray, competing as an individual, and teammate Maria Paola Fiorio, tied for ninth after shooting 77. Barry’s Martina Bertuccioli shot 78 to tie for 14th.

Ferre, Vergara and Perini were all named to the all-tournament team, along with Larson and Schaus.

The Bucs will compete in the Sunshine State Conference Championships next Monday and Tuesday at Lake Jovita Golf Club in Dade City, Fla.

United States Women's Invitational
Pine Island Country Club
Charlotte, NC
Championship and Pine Island
Dates: Apr 07 - Apr 08
Pos. Team/Player (seed) Rd 1 Total
1 Barry 302 302
T3 Nicky Ferre (1) 75 75
T3 Nancy Vergara (2) 75 75
T3 Francesca Perini (4) 75 75
T9 Maria Paola Fiorio (3) 77 77
T14 Martina Bertuccioli (5) 78 78

2 Florida Tech 307 307
1 Johanna Larsson (2) 73 73
T6 Felicia Leftinger (1) 76 76
T6 Jara Templet (5) 76 76
T29 Rachel Polson (4) 82 82
T34 Guro Rambjoer (3) 83 83

3 UNC - Pembroke 313 313
T9 Ashlii Thompson (1) 77 77
T9 Dana Watkins (2) 77 77
T14 Elizabeth Bundy (5) 78 78
T23 Kelly Sumner (4) 81 81
T29 Laura Bird (3) 82 82

4 Newberry College 322 322
T17 Marianna Monaco (4) 79 79
T20 Annabelle Dallery (5) 80 80
T23 Sophia Optiz (1) 81 81
T29 Eline Askeland (2) 82 82
T39 Korey Coleman (3) 86 86

T5 Florida Southern 324 324
T20 Emily Rymer (1) 80 80
T20 Emma Marlatt (2) 80 80
T23 Kit Creighton (5) 81 81
T34 Jackie Rajek (3) 83 83
T39 Callie Hodgkinson (4) 86 86

T5 Erskine College 324 324
2 Krysta Schaus (2) 74 74
T6 Rachel Moore (1) 76 76
T23 Macarena Basagoiti (3) 81 81
T47 Mariana Gottret (4) 93 93
54 Dallas Roe (5) 103 103

7 Midwestern State 331 331
T17 Hayley Dambold (2) 79 79
T23 Brenna Moore (1) 81 81
T29 Sierra Campbell (3) 82 82
44 Kellie Martin (4) 89 89
45 Kynze Mann (5) 90 90

8 Queens University of Charlotte 332 332
T17 Iris Katla (2) 79 79
T34 Grace Glaze (1) 83 83
T34 Taylor Penzer (4) 83 83
T42 Shannon Fraser (3) 87 87
T50 Stephanie Yocum (5) 96 96

9 Columbus State U 333 333
T9 Courtney Lowery (2) 77 77
T14 Steph Charteris (1) 78 78
T39 Jodi Henley (4) 86 86
46 Ciera Bagley (3) 92 92

10 Belmont Abbey 352 352
T23 Rebecca Kasten (4) 81 81
38 Mia Baringer (3) 84 84
T47 Anne Parlmer (2) 93 93
49 Sarah King (1) 94 94
55 Colleen Sholtes (5) 105 105

Individuals
Pos. Player (Team) Rd 1 Total
T9 Daniela Murray (Barry ) 77 77
T29 Colleen Panosian (Florida Southern) 82 82
T42 Sarah Thomas (Florida Tech) 87 87
T50 Katie Parler (Erskine College ) 96 96
52 Alexa Clark (Queens University of Charlotte) 98 98
53 Deanna Young (Belmont Abbey) 101 101

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