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Women’s Golf Ties for 11th at Briar’s Creek Invitational

Women's Golf Ties for 11th at Briar's Creek Invitational

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – Rutgers women’s golf wrapped up play at the Briar’s Creek Invitational on Tuesday afternoon in South Carolina. Competing in a stout field of six programs ranked in the top 50 and five Big Ten teams, the Scarlet Knights finished in a tie for 11th place out of 16.  

After shooting 297 in the first and second rounds, RU came home with a 303 to finish the event with an 897 and move up a spot from where it stood heading into the final round, 

“This was one of the toughest fields and golf courses we will face all year and it was a good test for us,” head coach Kari Williams said.  “Everyone contributed to our team score and I saw good stretches of golf from everyone. We learned a lot from the experience and will build on it as we head into the closing stretch of our season.”

Nicole Ewing once again put forth a strong effort for Rutgers, leading the team with a t-32 finish and shooting a 6-over 222 for the tournament. Her 2-over 74 in the final round also paced RU and included three birdies.

2023 Briar’s Creek Invitational: Rounds 1 and 2 

The Golf Club At Briar’s Creek (Johns Island, S.C.)

Par 72 | 6.166 yards

Weather: Sunny, 10-15 mph winds, temperatures in 40s

 T11  Rutgers  297  297  303  897
 Place   Name  Round 1  Round 2  Round 3  Tournament
 T32  Nicole Ewing  72 (E)  76 (+4)  74 (+2)  222 (+6)
 T56  Leigha Devine  78 (+6)  74 (+2)  75 (+3)  227 (+11)
 T56  Rikke Nordvik  74 (+2)  76 (+4)  77 (+5)  227 (+11)
 T56  Lucrezia Rossettin  76 (+4)  71 (-1)  80 (+8)  227 (+11)
 T63  Maeve Rossi  75 (+3)  76 (+4)  77 (+5)  228 (+12)
Leigha Devine bounced back after a 6-over 78 in the first round, using three birdies and six pars in her last nine holes to finish in a tie for 56th with two RU teammates.

Rikke Nordvik and Lucrezia Rossettin joined Devine at 11-over for the tournament. Nordvik led the Scarlet Knights and was third in the field with 40 pars on the week. Rossettin, on the other hand, had the lone round under par for Rutgers, shooting a 1-under 71 in the second round 

Maeve Rossi rounded…


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