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STATE COLLEGE, PA. – Graduate transfer Margot Bechadergue (Aix-En-Provence, France) fired a straight par, 72 to lift the Seton Hall women’s golf team to fifth in the Nittany Lion Invitational.

In the final round on Sunday, Bechadergue recorded four birdies on the way to a straight par, 72. For the tournament, she finished fourth out of 85 individual golfers with 5 under par, 71-68-72-211. Bechadergue landed five shots behind the single winner Mathilde Delavallade of Penn State.

Bechadergues 211 smashes Seton Hall’s single-tournament three-round par 72 score by three strokes. The previous record was shot by the current teammate Sarah Fouratt (Santa Maria, California) and Maddie Sager at the 2019 Nittany Lion Invitational.

As a team, the Pirates the Pirates shot an 8-over-par, 296 in the final round on Sunday and finished fifth out of 14 teams. For the three-round event, The Hall fired a 12 over par, 296-284-296-876. Penn State won the team title with 13 under par. Delaware finished second with 1 under par. Seton Hall’s only BIG EAST competition, Georgetown, took seventh place at 20 over par.

Senior Sarah Fouratt recorded four birdies on Sunday towards a 1 over par, 73, and finished 21st overall with a 5 over par, 79-69-73-221. Associated with Fouratt was the newcomer Ana Sarrias Pro (Cadiz, Spain). Sarrias Pro finished their first college tournament with a 3-over-par, 75, and finished with a 74-72-75-221.

Junior Ludovica Busetto (Padua, Italy) was the third best pirate to finish this weekend. She shot a 4 over par, 76 on Sunday and finished the event in 42nd place with a 9 over par with a 74-75-76-225.

The pirate team’s score was rounded off in the second year Ginevra Ricciardelli (Rome, Italy). She finished her first tournament that fall with a 5-over-par 77. She finished the three-round event with an 18-over-ar, 77-80-77-234.

Playing as an individual, second year Sasha Amelang (Houston, Texas) finished her first tournament of the year at 13 over par, 85. She scored 39 over par, 83-87-85-255 for the three rounds.

Tournament details:
NITTANY LION INVITATION
Host: Penn State University
Location: State College, Pa.
Course: Penn State Golf Courses (White Course)
Vitals course: Par-72, 6,115 yards
Events: 4th-5th September 2021, three rounds

OF COURSE:

Deep in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania, another world of exciting golf awaits! A place where carefully designed courses blend in with the natural beauty of the area. A place that will make you take on the challenges of the game you love. Penn State Golf Courses are ready to bring you the best the game has to offer. Take a trip down our tree-lined street and experience the best of course facilities and personalized service. In addition, with the Golf Range Association of America, we have been offering an award-winning driving range with four putting greens, a bunker area and 32 artificial driving range stands with sufficient targets on the range since 2012.

The relaxed atmosphere continues right from the greens to the Walker Clubhouse. In this 6,000 m² facility you will find a complete golf shop with the latest quality golf equipment and merchandise. Let our golf professionals share their expertise with you and answer all your questions. Next to the golf shop is the Nineteenth Hole Cafe. This snack area offers a variety of foods and snacks for a quick bite or a relaxing meal. The café’s open dining area overlooks the golf courses and is the perfect complement to a round of golf.

THE FIELD:

In addition to Seton Hall and hosts Penn State, the field consisted of 12 other teams including: Akron, Boston College, Bucknell, Delaware, Harvard, James Madison, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Rutgers, Towson and Youngstown State. Also in the field is BIG EAST opponent Georgetown.

THE SCHEDULE:

The field played two continuous rounds (36 holes) on Saturday, starting with a shotgun start at 9:00 am and a single, final round on Sunday. The shotgun start on Sunday begins at 8.30 a.m. Seton Hall is paired with golfers from Boston College and James Madison for the first two rounds.

NEXT:

Seton Hall will return to the Links for two rounds of golf at the 2021 Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club September 25-26.

2021 NITTANY LION INVITATIONAL team results
Item player R1 R2 R3 TOTAL BY
1 Penn State 286 281 284 851 -13
2 Delaware 282 294 287 863 -1
3 Princeton 292 290 287 869 +5
4th Boston College 299 286 290 875 +11
5 SETON HALL 296 284 296 876 +12
6th James Madison 295 285 297 877 +13
7th Georgetown 300 295 289 884 +20
8th Towson 302 288 299 889 +25
9 Akron 289 300 301 890 +26
10 Rutgers 290 302 304 896 +32
11 Harvard 304 302 294 900 +36
12th Pennsylvania 293 298 311 902 +38
13th State of Youngstown 305 295 315 915 +51
14th Bucknell 318 317 320 955 +91