April 17, 2010
Junior tri-captain Catherine Shomo shot a career-best score of 72 as the Siena Women's Golf team rallied for a fourth place finish at the Roar-ee Invitational hosted by Columbia University at the Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y. It was the second straight top-5 invitational finish for the Saints to conclude the regular season rolling into the MAAC Championships.
The top three spots were captured by Ivy League schools with Harvard (613) holding off Penn (613) and Yale (619) for the title. Entering the day in eighth place in the 14-team field, the Saints (630) shot the second lowest score (306) of the final round which was a season-best for the squad.
In their final tuneup before their quest for an unprecedented 10th straight MAAC Championship, Siena was once again at the vanguard of all conference competitors, finishing well ahead of both UAlbany (13th) and Boston University (14th).
Shomo tied for the lowest individual round on Saturday with her score of 72 to place tied for fifth overall. She came in just three strokes off the individual lead, won by Columbia's Nancy Shon who shot a 148 over the two rounds.
Katelynn Mannix was also strong with sub-80 identical rounds of 78 to place tied for 21st overall, while Bridget Carr improved her score by 10 strokes in the final round where she shot a 76.
Siena has next weekend off to gear up for the MAAC Championships which take place the weekend of Apr. 30 in Celebration, Fla.