Associate Sports Editor
The Millersville University Women’s Golf team finished in eighth place at the Brown Golf Intercollegiate Invitational at Whispering Pines in North Carolina on March 16th. Despite the tough loss, two Marauders took the spotlight during the Invitational, posting top 25 finishes. They have also improved 14 shots during the first round and posted a total of 736. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) rival West Chester, unfortunately, took home the crown with a 654 total. Sara Suazo of California, Pennsylvania earned the individual medalist with a 12-over 154, which was achieved in rounds 80 and 76.
The two Marauders that took the spotlight was Hannah Yanoski and Alexandra Craig. Yanoski had a strong tournament from the start and finished inside the top 25 with a 178. She finished the tournament in a tie for 22nd. She had trouble in the opening round, shooting a 92, but rebounded and posted an 86 in the final round. Yanoski recorded her first lone birdie in the second round on the par-3 16th. Alexandra Craig ended the tournament in the same position as Yanoski in a tie for 22nd. Craig carded the first round of 86 which placed her in the tie for the 13th heading into the final round and brought in a 92, totaling a 178 for the tournament.
Head Coach Scott Vandergrift comments on the lost, “I thought we would have played a little better than expected. I knew we were going to struggle and we did poorly around the greens and all the small shots inside 100 yards. No fault to them, they practiced really hard and we improved today but I am really happy because they know what they need to work on and are upbeat about it.”
The next Invitational won’t be until April 2, 2019, for the Marauders for their next go-around on the course which is the Alvernia Spring Invitational at Mohnton, Pennsylvania.