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Morgan Koopman © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel finishes fourth at own invitational

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Morgan Koopman (Finksburg, Md./McDonogh) shot a team-low round of 82 on Sunday to lead McDaniel to a fourth-place finish at its own invitational at The Bridges Golf Club in women's golf action on Saturday and Sunday.

As a team, the Green Terror posted a two-round total of 728 – the best of team score of any of the three Centennial Conference teams in attendance. McDaniel bettered its team score by 20 strokes on Sunday, firing a 354 after a 374 in the opening round.

New York University won the team title with a score of 679, improving by nine strokes from Saturday's 345 with a 334, led by individual medalist Theresa Apoznanski's 157 (79-78). Kutztown was second with a 687 (354-333) while Cortland finished third with a 722 (371-351).

Koopman finished tied with Jennie Weiner (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) for eighth place overall with a 36-hole total of 172. Koopman improved from a 90 with her 82 in the second round while Weiner shot an 89 on Saturday and 83 on Sunday.

Katherine Restrepo (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) finished 21st overall with a score of 191, carding a 97 on Saturday and 94 on Sunday.

Jennipher Bencriscutto (Oro Valley, Ariz./Ironwood Ridge) posted a two-round total of 193 to finish 22nd, registering a 98 in the first round and 95 in the second round.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational on Sunday, Apr. 10.

Team Scores: 1. New York University 679 (345-334), 2. Kutztown 687 (354-333), 3. Cortland 722 (371-351), 4. McDaniel 728 (374-354), 5. Gettysburg 768 (389-379), 6. Nazareth 785 (406-379), 7. Franklin & Marshall 999 (525-474).

McDaniel Results: 8T. Morgan Koopman 172 (90-82), 8T. Jennie Weiner 172 (89-83), 21. Katherine Restrepo 191 (97-94), 22. Jennipher Bencriscutto 193 (98-95).

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