NYU Wins UAA Women's Golf Championship

NYU Wins UAA Women's Golf Championship

From NYU Athletics

The New York University women's golf team, ranked #12 by GolfStat.com, took first place at the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Golf Championship, which was held on Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13, at the Red Tail Golf Course in Sorrento, FL.

The Violets were victorious with a two-round 650, followed closely by #7 Washington University-St. Louis (652). Carnegie Mellon University placed third (707).

"We played well enough to come back from five strokes down after the first round and win the championship by two strokes," said NYU Head Coach Todd Kolean. "Jenni (Bluetling) had a great round today and Kristin (Lee) had a solid weekend for us. We weren't at our best, but it was a good start to the spring campaign."

Individually, NYU was led by Kristin Lee. The sophomore followed up her first-round 81 with an 80 on Sunday and finished in fourth place overall. Jenni Bluetling was the Violets' second-leading scorer. The rookie tied for fifth place with a two-round 163 (85-78).

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Alyssa Poentis placed seventh after shooting 164 (78-86) over the two rounds.

- Catherina Li was also in the top 10 at ninth place. The rookie shot an 84 in round one, followed by a 72 on Sunday.

- Phoebe Zhao tied for 10th at 167 (84-83).

- Mikaela Santos was the top NYU individual this weeked. The junior finished in a tie for 12th at 169 (78-91).

- Individual Rose Friedman shot a 171 (88-83) and placed 14th.