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Women's Golf Closes Out Fall Campaign with Strong Finish at NYU Invitational

Jordan Koller photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Jordan Koller photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – The York College women's golf squad wrapped up their 2019 fall campaign with a fourth-place finish at the NYU Fall Invitational hosted by New York University at Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield, N.J. The tournament featured a trio of top 20 teams as NYU (#1), Williams (#3), and Amherst (#17) are among the top teams in Division III. 

The Spartans finished with a two-day total of 673 after shooting 336 on Saturday followed by a 337 on Sunday. Williams won the tournament with a score of 637 as the Ephs shot 319 on Saturday and 318 on Sunday. The host Violets were 12 strokes back at 649 while Amherst was third at 652. Mount Holyoke (690) rounded out the top five in the nine-team tournament.

Sophomore Jordan Koller once again led the way for the Green and White as she shot a two-day total of 164 to place tied for tenth. Koller shot matching 82's for the Spartans as she was two strokes out of ninth and 13 strokes back of tournament champion Holly Davenport from Williams.

Junior Emma Harding continued her strong fall play as she shot 169 for the tournament. Harding carded an 85 on Saturday and an 84 on Sunday to finish tied for 16th in the 53-player field. Sophomore Brooke Burnette was York's third finisher as she placed tied for 19th with a tournament total of 171. Burnette shot an 87 on Saturday but bounced back with an 84 on Sunday. Freshman Natalie Robson was York's final scorer as she shot an 86 on Saturday followed by an 87 on Sunday for a total of 173. Robson placed 27th for the weekend.

Sophomore Anna Moore was York's fifth tournament participant as she shot an 83 on Saturday, which was the second-best round on the team. Moore had an uncharacteristic day on Sunday as she finished with a 94. Moore finished tied for 29th in the tournament with a tournament total of 177.

Sophomore Shelby Tapman and junior Lindsey Bonner also played as individuals in the tournament. Tapman shot a total of 174 to place 28th in the tournament. Tapman shot 88 on Saturday and 86 on Sunday. Bonner finished tied for 33rd overall with a score of 183. Bonner fired an opening round 93 followed by a 90 on Sunday.

Koller paced the Spartans in the fall as she posted an average of 79.71 strokes per round. She had two top five finishes and three top tens in York's four tournaments. Burnette was York's second-best player by average in the fall as she averaged 82.67 in her six rounds. All seven Spartans who played in the fall have an average below 87.

As a team, the Spartans average 326.29 strokes per round in their seven tournament rounds for the fall. The Spartans recorded two team wins in the fall, capturing titles at the Gettysburg Invitational and the Bridgewater Invitational.

The Spartans are slated to return to action in March.