Oct. 9, 2012
The Siena's women's golf team won its first tournament crown of the year with an historic round in the RMU Colonial Classic. Victoria Nguyen shot a tournament best final round score of 76 to finish in a tie for first overall with a tally of 154, which is the second best total in tournament history. Nguyen, however, would lose in the playoff hole to Jenna Rinker of Robert Morris.
The Saints, who entered today's play one stroke behind Robert Morris, shot a tournament record 313 in the final round, and completing play 637 overall, also the best score in history. They would end up finishing 17 strokes ahead of the second place Colonials.
Nguyen paced the Saints ending her play with a convincing score of 154, despite only making two birdie putts in the entire tournament. She made her mark by leading the field with 25 parred holes, 11 of them coming in the final round.
Two other Saints finished in the top-10 overall. Kylie Strijek finished in third, with a score of 13 over par, two strokes shy of her teammate Nguyen. Cortney Tilley rounded out the top-10 with a seventh place finish. Her three birdies in the second round helped her shave three strokes off her first day total and finish in seventh.
The golf team will conclude their fall play in the Lehigh Invitational starting October 20.