McDaniel finishes fourth at own invitational

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Elyse Massa (Wescosville, Pa./Emmaus) shot a 41 on the front nine on Sunday to pace McDaniel to a fourth-place finish at its own invitational in women’s golf action on Saturday and Sunday at the Bridges Golf Club.

            Scheduled to play a full 36 holes, the eight-team tournament was shortened to 27 holes after a mid-afternoon thunderstorm rendered parts of the course unplayable for a time that would have not allowed the entire field to finish the remainder of the tournament.
            The entire field had completed the front nine on Sunday, allowing those scores to count. Five teams were able to complete all 36 during the morning session but the back nine scores were wiped off the board.
            The Green Terror finished with a combined score of 561, posting a round of 380 on Saturday before shooting a combined 181 on Sunday. Allegheny won the team title with a 27-hole total of 494, shooting 331 to lead by 15 strokes after the first round of action.
            Kutztown was second (524) while SUNY Cortland finished third (537).
            Massa finished with a score of 130 to finish tied for eighth place overall, firing a team-low 89 on Saturday.
            Nicole Cristy (Towson, Md.) shot a 136, including a round of 90 on Saturday to finish 18th overall.
            Val Saucier (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) fired a 142 over the 27 holes while Jennie Weiner (Stony Brook, N.Y./Ward Melville) posted a score of 153.
            Amy Glock (Lineboro, Md./Hereford) rounded out the McDaniel competitors with a score of 156.
            Tara Fredrickis (Fairfield, Pa./Fairfield) carded a 161.
            The Green Terror returns to action at the Muhlenberg Invitational on Apr. 6.
Team Scores: 1. Allegheny 494 (331-163), 2. Kutztown 524 (346-178), 3. SUNY Cortland 537 (353-184), 4. McDaniel 561 (380-181), 5. Gettysburg 563 (375-188), 6. Nazareth 570 (389-181), 7. New York University 579 (382-197), 8. St. John Fisher 618 (415-203).
McDaniel Results: 8T. Elyse Massa 130 (89-41), 18. Nicole Cristy 136 (90-46), 24. Val Saucier 142 (97-45), 33T. Jennie Weiner 153 (104-49), 38. Amy Glock 156 (104-52).
McDaniel Individual: 39. Tara Fredrikis 161 (103-58).