Beaulieu’s Program-Low 74 has Women's Golf Third

Beaulieu posted a program-best round of 74 in today's opening round of the Penmen Columbus Day Invitational. (PHOTO BY Tom Killips)

Skyhawks third after opening round at Penmen Columbus Day Invitational

MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 6, 2018) – Freshman Emma Beaulieu carded a program-low round of 74 to lead Stonehill College into third place after the opening round of the Penmen Columbus Day Invitational, hosted by Southern New Hampshire University, on the 5,852-yard, par-72 Derryfield Country Club today.

Beaulieu completed both the front and back nines with identical 37s for her two-over-par round of 74. She recorded a program-best three birdies to go with a program-record matching 11 pars on her round and sits in a tie for third overall as one of three Stonehill golfers to shoot 80 or better today. Beaulieu is tied for the tournament lead in par-four scoring at one-over-par, while ranking second in birdies, and third in par three scoring (+1).

Stonehill posted a program-low team score of 326, shaving five strokes of its previous best, set two weeks ago at Keene Country Club, for third place out of the five teams competing this weekend. Merrimack College leads the way after an opening round 300, led by individual leader Krystal Knight, who posted a two-under-par 70. Host Southern New Hampshire is second at 316, followed by Stonehill and then Post University (332) and Adelphi University (350).

Van Zanen also carded a program-best three birdies and shot 2-under on the three par-3s (PHOTO BY Tom Killips)

Freshman Sloane Van Zanen joined Beaulieu with a round in the 70s, also with a program-best three birdies in shooting a season-best 78, good for a tie for fifth overall in the field of 33 golfers. She played the course's three par-3s at two-under-par, matching Knight for the round. Classmate Alexis Annarummo added a season-low 80 for 12th place for the Skyhawks and is one of four golfers to play the courses' three par 5s at one-under-par, carding a birdie on the 11th hole. Sophomore Katelyn Jylkka recorded a 94 and junior Jennifer Kornacki finished at 100 for the Skyhawks.

Stonehill concludes its final tune-up leading up to next week's Northeast-10 Conference Championship, when it wraps up play at the Penmen Columbus Day Invitational tomorrow at Derryfield CC starting at 9 a.m.

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