October 21, 2013

Women's Golf Places Third at University of Illinois-Springfield Invitational

REED'S FIFTH-PLACE FINISH PACES WARRIORS AT ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD INVITATIONAL

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - Junior Ali Reed (Westborough, Mass.) led the way with a fifth place overall finish after firing a score of 157 (+13), as the Merrimack College women's golf team placed third overall at the University of Illinois-Springfield Invitational.

Also playing well for the Warriors was sophomore Jaclyn Drew (Lunenberg, Mass.). Drew placed seventh overall with a score of 159 (+15) at the destination course in Puerto Rico.

The Basics

Order of Finish: 1. University of Indianapolis (614) | 2. Drury University (634) | 3. Merrimack College (657) | 4. Illinois-Springfield (666) | 5. Marian University (713) | 6. Marian University (732)
Top Finishers: 5th - Ali Reed (157) | 7th - Jaclyn Drew (159) | T-8th - Jessica Ngui (160)
Course/Location: The River Course | Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

How It Happened

Monday, Merrimack put itself in good position by posting a score of 326, good for third overall. Reed led the way for the Warriors as her first day score of 76 was fourth best overall.

Tuesday, it was more of the same for the navy and gold. Merrimack held its position in third with a score of 331, giving them a two-day total of 657. Senior Louise McGillivray (Banchory, Scotland) led her team on the second day with an individual score of 80.

What They Said
Head Coach Nick Crovetti: "We capped off a strong fall with another solid finish this weekend. It was a great experience for the team to travel and compete in Puerto Rico."

Up Next

The University of Illinois-Springfield Invitational was the final fall event for the Warriors. Stay tuned to MerrimackAthletics.com for the release of the Spring schedule.

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