May 10, 2014
Siena women's golf season came to an end Saturday evening with the conclusion of the 2014 NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at Karsten Creek Country Club in Stillwater Okla. Siena finished the final round with a 339 for a combined 1015, finishing 24th in the program's second NCAA Regional in the last three years.
UCLA won the Central Regional with an 875 on the par-72, 6,200-yard layout, finishing ahead of Alabama by 17-strokes. The top eight teams advance to the NCAA Championship round, UCLA, Alabama, Mississippi State, California, Ohio State, Kansas, Arizona and Florida.
Victoria Nguyen led the way as Siena's top finisher. Nguyen shot a combined 242 in the 54-hole Tournament (80, 78, 84). Nguyen finished eight strokes ahead of freshman Kristen Bromley.
Bromley improved on her second round score, finishing the final round with an 81. Bromley's total score was 250, with individual round scores of 85, 84, 81.
Valerie Wijaya matched Nguyen with a team low-round of 78 in the first round of play. Wijaya finished one-stroke behind Bromley with a total score of 251.
Katie Nelson rounds out the final scoring for Siena as Nelson recorded her lowest round score of 87 in the final round. Nelson shot individual rounds of 91, 94 and 87 for a 272 total.
Senior Kylie Strijek did not compete in the final round after retiring late in the second round after aggravating a previous injury.
Siena's season comes to an end after a successful individual year by Kylie Strijek. Strijek won the ECAC Individual Medalist and the MAAC McLeod Award as its top Tournament individual player and was named MAAC Golfer of the Month for April this year.
The team also won the ECAC Tournament and won the MAAC Championship for the 13th time in the last 14 years. The team returns back in September for its Fall season.