Bertacche shoots career best to close out the season

Bertacche shoots career best to close out the season

DANIELS, W.V.— The Marymount (Va.) University women's golf squad concluded its 2016-17 campaign with a two-day trip to the Cobb Course at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia. The blue and white completed two rounds of golf starting Sunday, April 9 and finishing on Monday afternoon.

Day One

The Saints pieced together an impressive performance to capture a third-place finish in a field of six on day one of the Hollins Spring Invitational, after collectively shooting 353 (+61).

Sophomore Alessandra Bertacche notched a career-best round at 73 (E), to pace the Saints with a second-place finish in a field of 40 golfers. Bertacche finished just four strokes behind the top golfer. Junior Alexis Miller finished tied for fifth after shooting 82 (+9).

Sophomore Brandie Hartzell carded a score of 86 (+13) to tie two other golfers for 12th place. Junior Rebecca Rizy, senior Elizabeth Connelly, and junior  Courtney VanWie shot scores of 112, 114 and 119, respectively to round out the blue and white.

Bridgewater College clench the championship as a team, after collectively shooting 333 (+41). Christina Herbert of Bridgewater College bolstered an impressive performance, carding a score of 69 (-4) to pace the competition.

Day Two

Through 18 holes of competition at the Hollins Spring Invitational on Monday, Marymount secured a third-place finish again in a field of six, after collectively shooting 344 (+52).

Bertacche tied for a fourth-place finish in a field of 40 golfers, after carding a score of 77 (+4). Bertacche paced the Saints on the afternoon, finishing just five strokes behind the leader. Miller followed up in sixth place after shooting 79 (+6) for the day.

Hartzell finished tied for 16th place after shooting 86 (+13), while senior Nicole Brickwedde shot a score of 102 and VanWie finished one stroke behind with a score of 103.

Rizzy and Connelly rounded out the blue and white with scores of 104 and 113, respectively.

Bridgewater College took first place as a team after collectively shooting 318 (+26). Christina Herbert of Bridgewater College continued her impressive performance, carding a score of 72 (-1) to take a top-place finish for the second-straight day.

The tournament concludes the 2016-17 campaign for the women's golf squad. They will gear up this summer and return to action in the fall.