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Women’s Golf Readies For Rutgers Invitational

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s golf team will travel to Piscataway, N.J. to compete in the Rutgers Invitational October 14-15 at the Rutgers University Golf Course.

The Rutgers University Golf Course was founded in 1961 with the construction of the present day 18-hole layout that was expertly designed by Hal Purdy, a noted golf architect. The course was officially opened May 29, 1963. Today, the par-72 course can be stretched to 6,337 yards and features a course rating of 70.5 and a slope of 130.

Over the past decade, the course has undergone extensive renovations and updates, which include a modern irrigation system, the addition of several bunkers and the planting of many trees, including a host of impressive evergreens. Once a rather wide-open tract, today’s Rutgers Golf Course features a host of tree-lined holes, featuring undulating greens and water that comes into play on five holes.

UAlbany will battle against a field made up of 20 teams. In addition to the hosting Scarlet Knights, the Great Danes will face Bucknell, Central Connecticut, Delaware, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgetown, Hartford, Hofstra, Lehigh, Long Island, Monmouth, Navy, Quinnipiac, St. John’s, Sacred Heart, Seton Hall, St. Francis and Wagner.

Leading UAlbany to a fifth-place finish at the second annual St. John’s Invitational, junior Victoria Choi tied for fourth-place individually in the 65-player field.

Choi’s 75 (+3), despite a blustery and stormy opening round, tied for the best performance of the day. In Tuesday’s final round, Choi carded a 78 (+6) to finish with a total of 153 (+9) in the tournament. In the closely competitive field, she finished just three strokes behind the invitational’s champion, Rachel Carpenter (150) from St. John’s. 

As a team, the Great Danes totaled 656, taking 10 strokes off their first day score with a 323 on Tuesday. In the 12-team tournament, the hosting Red Storm (617) took the title, while Siena (630) and LIU Brooklyn (634) rounded out the top-three.

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