Siena Women’s Golf leapfrogged both Niagara and Hartford to finish in fifth place at the 2017 MAAC Championships at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Couse in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Senior Kristen Bromley and sophomore Sara Riso each finished in the top-five individually for the weekend.
“We were happy to improve our finish today, however we were clearly disappointed though with our performance this weekend,” said head coach Dave Wronowski.
Quinnipiac completed the repeat to capture the program’s second straight MAAC Championship. The Bobcats finished with a score of 939 for the weekend to best nearest challenger UAlbany by six strokes.
Meanwhile Siena finished the MAAC Championships on a high note, shooting its lowest team score of the weekend. The Saints carded a Final Round score of 329, which was three strokes better than their previous best round Friday.
Quinnipiac’s Alexandra Sahzin captured the individual championship, holding off UAlbany’s Paige Fujihara by two strokes. Meanwhile Bromley was just four shots off the pace in finishing tied for third overall in her final collegiate appearance.
“I was happy for Kristen to finish her career on a good note,” reflected Wronowski. “To finish in the top-10 in all four of her MAAC Championships appearances shows the consistency over her career, and she will go down as one of the best players that we’ve ever had.”
Bromley birded 10 and parred 10 holes in shooting a 78 to record her third consecutive third place finish at the MAAC Championships. She finished 10th overall as a freshman.
Meanwhile Riso vaulted five spots up the final leaderboard to place tied for fifth overall. She birdied both No. 5 and No. 7, and recorded 11 pars to lead the Saints with a Final Round score of 75.
“Sara played extremely well today,” noted Wronowski. “She definitely cemented herself as being our leading returning player heading into next year.”
Following the conclusion of the tournament, Riso was named a MAAC All-Academic Team selection. To be eligible, a student athlete must possess a 3.20 cumulative grade point average or better, while also having completed at least two semesters at their institution.
“We have three coming back next year, and we’ll definitely work hard to get the program back on top of the MAAC,” added Wronowski.