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Rossi Shines on Day 1 of Westbrook Invitational

Rossi Shines on Day 1 of Westbrook Invitational

PEORIA, Ariz. (February 26, 2023) – After two rounds of play at the Westbrook Invitational in Arizona on Sunday, Rutgers women’s golf sits in eighth place as a team and Maeve Rossi is tied for first place on the individual leaderboard. 

The Scarlet Knights improved on their first-round score of 293 by five strokes, shooting a 288 in round two to move into eighth, ahead of fellow Big Ten teams Penn State, Iowa and hosts Wisconsin.  

Rossi had a day to remember at Westbrook Village Golf Course, firing a career-low 4-under 68 to vault up 16 spots and tie for the tournament lead heading into the last round.  Her 36-hole score of 140 also marked a career best. 

In round one, Rossi was consistent up and down the course, rolling home 14 pars and a pair of birdies for an even-par 72. She kicked it up to another level in the second round, carding seven birdies, including three in a four-hole span. She is tied with four other golfers at 4-under 140 with one round left to play.


“While today wasn’t my best ball-striking day, my short game and putting put me in position to score,” Rossi said. “It was a fun round in the afternoon and I’m happy with the way I stayed focused. As a group, we know this is a course we can all score on and we are excited to head back out for round three.”

2023 Westbrook Invitational: Rounds 1 and 2

Westbrook Village Golf Club ‐ Vistas Course (Peoria, Ariz.)

Par 72 | 6.248 yards

Weather: Partly clouds, temps in 50s, 10-15 mph winds

 8  Rutgers  293  288  581
 Place   Name  Round 1  Round 2  Tournament
 T1  Maeve Rossi  72 (E)  68 (-4)  140 (-4)
 T16  Leigha Devine  73 (+1)  71 (-1)  144 (E)
 T26  Rikke Nordvik  75 (+3)  71 (-1)  146 (+2)
 T59  Nicole Ewing  73 (+1)  78 (+6)  151 (+7)
 T69  Lucrezia Rossettin  75 (+3)  78 (+6)  153 (+9)
Leigha Devine sits in the top-20 in a tie for 16th after an even-par 144 in the first two rounds. Devine had 15 pars in the second round and two…


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