Women's Golf Team Finishes Fourth In Cincinnati Classic
Sept. 21, 2010
CINCINNATI, Ohio -
The Penn State women's golf team finished the Cincinnati Classic, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, in fourth place overall. After two days and 54 holes of golf, the Nittany Lions carded a 51-over-par 915 (305-306-304) in the tournament. The 915 is tied for the 13th-best 54-hole score in school history.
Senior Gia Fanelli (West Palm Beach, Fla.) carded the best score in the final round for Penn State with a 72. This tied Fanelli's career-best round, last recording a round of 72 at the Bucknell Invitational in 2008. She finished fourth overall with a score of 223 (76-75-72) for a 7-over-par. This ties her for the 14th best 54-hole score in team history.
Sophomore Emily Ransone (Hilliard, Ohio) followed Fanelli, carding a three-round score of 231 (74-78-79), good for a +15 in the tournament and a tie for 17th place. Sophomore Hanule Seo (St. Louis, Mo.) and senior Brianna Malcolmson (Murwillumbah, Australia) each put together scores of 236 through the three rounds of play. They each tied for 33rd place. Senior Giulia Carando (Torino, Italy) followed close behind Malcolmson and Seo with a 21-over-par 237 (82-79-76).
Florida International took the team title, carding an 889 (307-295-287) in the tournament for a +25. Cincinnati's Bambee Dela Paz won the tournament individual, putting together scores of 75-71-71 (217) for a 1-over-par.
The women's golf team will have one week to prepare for the Starmount Fall Classic, hosted by UNC Greensboro. The tournament will take place in Greensboro, N.C., from Sunday to Tuesday, Sept. 26-28.