Women’s golf team breaks school record with fifth tournament title of season

March 30, 2016 | Athletics, News
By Steve Easton

Toledo broke a school record Tuesday by capturing its fifth tournament crown of the season with an eight-stroke victory at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate hosted by the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The tourney was held on the par-72, 6,043-yard River Course at the Kingsmill Resort.

“The conditions were really tough [Tuesday] with the wind and pin placements, and I was really proud of how we held on for the victory,” Head Coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. “We received contributions from everyone throughout the tournament, and that’s what you need to be successful.”

The women's golf team won its fifth tournament of the season Tuesday in Virginia.

The women’s golf team won its fifth tournament of the season Tuesday in Virginia.

The Rockets shot 44-over par 908 (304-296-308) to outdistance second-place Penn’s 54-hole total of 52-over par 916 (309-305-302). Host William & Mary finished third at 59-over par 923 (305-310-308).

Senior Sathika Ruenreong led the Rockets by earning medalist honors for the fourth time in her collegiate career. She edged the Tribe’s Alessandra Liu (72-71-75=218) by finishing one stroke in front at one-over par 217 (71-73-73). Freshman Natcha Daengpiem joined Reunreong in the top five with a season-best fifth place showing at eight-over par 224 (75-74-75).

“Sathika’s play was phenomenal, and it was really fun to watch her attack the golf course,” Hollingsworth said. “She’s had a tremendous career, and it’s great to see her finishing strong.”

Senior Manisa Isavas tied for 17th place at 15-over par 231 (77-73-81), freshman Caitriona Griffin tied for 45th place at 25-over par 241 (82-80-79) and freshman Pimchanok Kawil tied for 59th place at 27-over par 243 (81-76-86).

Sophomore Napaphan Phongpaiboon competed as an individual and was tied for 29th place entering Tuesday’s action but was forced to withdraw.

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