WOMEN’S GOLF PROGRAM ENDS – RECORD FOR SECOND PLACE AT NORTHEEST-10 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Concord, NH – The Le Moyne College Women’s Golf Team proved their skeptics wrong this week by placing second in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship after being picked last in the NE10 pre-championship poll. The second place is the program’s best result in the eight years of the NE10 championship and their first place in the top three since 2017.
The Dolphins finished with a two-round score of 667 rounds of 333 and 334 on the Beaver Meadow Golf Course for 5,807 yards at par 72. The 667 is their second highest score in eight conference championship appearances, behind the 649 of the team in 2016.
The tag team competition was won by Franklin Pierce, the third straight NE10 Championship title for the Ravens. They finished with a combined score of 616, an NE10 record. The Dolphins finished four shots ahead of Assumption, who shot a total of 671 points out of 337 and 334. The individual competition was won by Franklin Pierce’s Kesinee Prukmathakul who shot a combined score of 146, on laps of 78 and 68 .
“I thought our girls were struggling to keep their second place after an admirable first round,” said the head coach Brittany Siechen. “Being able to play alongside Franklin Pierce on day two has always been a goal and it was a great experience for us. We learned a lot about positivity and holding our heads up. I’m proud of how they feel. are behaved at the heart of today. A great achievement for the girls and we are excited for the next opportunity. Our congratulations to Coach Bishop and the Ravens. “
At the post-Championship award ceremony, junior Madeline Ferris (Fayetteville, NY / Jamesville-DeWitt) received the Elite 24 Award from the Conference for achieving the highest cumulative grade point average of the 33 championship competitors. she joined Micayla Moldenke in 2018 as dolphins to receive the award.
First-year student Mia Avotins (Liverpool, NY / Liverpool) led the Dolphins with a combined score of 157 after a 77 in the first round and an 80 in the second. His 157 is the third best by a conference championship runner-up and the second best by a freshman. Her sixth place is the highest for a runner-up in the NE10 championship since Bianca Cruz-Hernandez, who finished second in 2019.
The consistency of seniors Meghan McKeen (Syracuse, NY / Academy of the Christian Brothers) was on display again as she shot an 82 in the second round to help secure second place. After a 43 on the front nine, McKeen stormed with a 39 on the back nine. With his score of 79 in the first round, McKeen finished with a combined score of 161 to tie for ninth. His 161 is tied for fifth by a runner-up in the NE10 championship. McKeen is also extending his back-to-back top ten streak, which now stands at eight.
First-year student Nathalie Avotins (Liverpool, NY / Liverpool) finished 13th after a total score of 164 in innings of 80 and 84. His 164 is the ninth best by a runner-up in the NE10 championship.
Senior red shirt Nessa McKie (Cicero, NY / Cicero-North of Syracuse / Pace) also contributed after rebounding 88 on Matchday 2. After a 42 on the front nine, McKie shot a 46 on the back nine. After a 97 on day one, McKie shot a combined 185 to tie for 28th.
After a 99 on day one, Ferris finished 31st after a lap of 92 in the second round. Ferris shot a 45 in the front and finished with a 47 in the back. His score of 92 is a new career low for a single round and his combined score of 191 is a new career low over 36 holes.
The Dolphins will be back next week, October 18-19, when they travel to Hermitage, Tennessee, to participate in the Music City Invitational, hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University.