Bechadergue, Pirates Excel on the first day at Nittany Lion Invite

by | Sep 5, 2021 | Driving Ranges

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STATE COLLEGE, PA. – Graduate transfer Margot Bechadergue (Aix-En-Provence, France) is currently 5 under par and has lifted the Seton Hall women’s golf team to third place in two rounds of the Nittany Lion Invitational.

Bechadergue was brilliant in her first tournament as a pirate. The Louisville transfer opened the event with a 1-under-par, 71, in the morning and used six birdies to fuel a remarkable 4-under-par, 68, in the afternoon. With 36 holes, Bechadergue ranks third among 85 golfers with a 5 under par, 71-68-139. She is two strokes behind the individual leader Mathilde Delavallade from Penn State, who moves into the final round on Sunday.

Bechadergues second round 68 is the second lowest individual round in Seton Hall’s history for a par 72 course.

Together, the Pirates shot an 8 over par, 296, in the opening round, then struck off 12 strokes that afternoon. The hall’s 284 was the second best second round of the day and is the second lowest individual round for a par 72 course in program history.

With 18 holes remaining, The Hall is 4 over par at 296-284-580, tied with James Madison in third place. The Pirates follow host and team leader Penn State with 13 strokes. Delaware even ranks second.

student in the first year Ana Sarrias Pro (Cadiz, Spain), who competed in her first college tournament, also had an impressive first day. She scored a 2-over-par. 74 on the first round, driven by an eagle on the par-5, hole # 2. On the second round, Sarrias Pro used four birdies to create an even par, 72. In two rounds she is in 18th place with a 2 over par, 74-72-146.

The defending champion of the tournament, Sarah Fouratt (Santa Maria, California)He had a tough first lap but was spectacular in the afternoon. After a 79 on the first round, she recovered with three birdies and an eagle on the par-4, hole # 11, en route to a 3 under par, 69 on the second round. Fouratt is currently in 30th place with a 4 over par, 79-69-148.

Junior Ludovica Busetto (Padua, Italy) had four birdies in the opening round on the way to a 2-over-par, 74. In the afternoon she was only one stroke worse and fired a 3-over-par, 75. Through 36 holes, Busetto is 35th with 5 over Par, 74-75-149.

Second year Ginevra Ricciardelli (Rome, Italy) had four birdies on the first round to make a 5 over par.77. In the second round she carded an 8 over par, 80. For the tournament, she is 13 over par with a 77-80-157.

The pirate lineup was rounded off in the second year Sasha Amelang (Houston, Texas)who competes as an individual. She is currently 26 over par in two rounds with an 83-87-170.

Tournament details:
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


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.


In addition to Seton Hall and host Penn State, the field consists 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 teams play against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.


The field will play 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.


Live statistics will be available through The full results of each day’s event will also be available on after the competition.

Item player R1 R2 R3 TOTAL BY
1 Penn State 286 281 567 -9
2 Delaware 282 294 576 E.
T3 SETON HALL 296 284 580 +4
T3 James Madison 295 285 580 +4
5 Princeton 292 290 582 +6
6th Boston College 299 286 585 +9
7th Akron 289 300 589 +13
8th Towson 302 288 590 +14
9 Pennsylvania 293 298 591 +15
10 Rutgers 290 302 592 +16
11 Georgetown 300 295 595 +19
12th State of Youngstown 305 295 600 +24
13th Harvard 304 302 606 +30
14th Bucknell 318 317 635 +59