STATE COLLEGE, PA. – Seton Hall’s women’s golf team kicks off the Fall 2021 season on Saturday, September 4th with the first two of three rounds of golf at the Nittany Lion Invitational, hosted by Penn State University.
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
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.
Seton Hall will bring the following lineup to Penn State in the order listed.
- Sarah Fouratt, Senior
- Geneva Ricciardelli, Second year
- Margot Bechadergue, PhD student
- Ludovica Busetto, Junior
- Ana Sarrias Pro, Student in the first year
Individually: Sasha Amelang |, Second year
Last time in Penn State:
Sarah Fouratt (Santa Maria, California), Former teammate Maddie Sager and Samantha Vodry from High Point are all tied as individual champions of the 2019 Nittany Lion Invitational. Fouratt and Sager’s efforts put the Pirates in third place on the team.
Fouratt linked Seton Hall’s par-72 single-round record with 4 under par, 68 on the final round. She had only one blemish on an otherwise glitzy third round, a bogey on the par-4, hole 13. She had five birdies and 12 pars to draw, even with Sager and Vodry to get a share of her first individual title . With their 214 scores for the tournament, Sager and Fouratt have set a new three-round par-72 record low for Seton Hall.
Together, after a record-breaking second round, the Pirates shot a 7 over par, 295 in round three. Coupled with a strong finish from hosts Penn State, The Hall slipped from second to third place. For the three-round event, the Pirates were 14 over par at 298-285-295-878, finishing 10 strokes behind team champions Pennsylvania. Penn State finished second, two strokes from The Hall. Seton Hall’s only BIG EAST competition, Georgetown, ended in 74 over par.
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 Golfstat.com. The full results of each day’s event will also be available on SHupirates.com after the competition.