|RMU Takes Fifth at NEC Championship|
Daytona Beach, Fla. / LPGA International - The Robert Morris University women's golf team had the second-best team score in the final round of play at the 2012 Northeast Conference Women's Golf Championship moving up two spots in the standings to finish fifth in the 11-team field. Junior Tess Wolfe (Beaver Falls, Pa. / Blackhawk) eclipsed her career-best score for the second consecutive day while sophomore Annie Bozich (Aliquippa, Pa. / Center) beat her previous career-best score by four strokes.
LIU Brooklyn shot the lowest round of the tournament Sunday to erase a nine-stroke deficit and win the team title with a three-round total of 919. Fairleigh Dickinson finished second with a 924 followed by Monmouth (941), Sacred Heart (955), Robert Morris (962), Saint Francis (Pa.) (968), Central Connecticut State (971), Wagner (980), Quinnipiac (1,039), Mount St. Mary's (1,045) and St. Francis (N.Y.) (1,191).
Saturday, Wolfe shot the lowest round of her career on the Championship Course at the LPGA International. Sunday, she did two strokes better, carding a two-over par round of 74. The junior carded birdies on the par-five fifth hole and the par-four 15th while taking just two bogeys and one double-bogey. She was the lone RMU representative to finish in the top-10, finishing in a tie for ninth overall with a 233 total.
Bozich found 13 strokes from her previous round, shooting a round of 76 that bested her previous best score by four strokes. The Beaver County-native's round featured birdies on the par-four fourth hole, the par-four seventh and the par-3 14th. Bozich also had five bogeys and a double-bogey. Her final round surge put her 31st overall with a 252 total.
Senior Elizabeth Wenger (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer) carded a 79 for the second consecutive day to finish with a three-round total of 239. She took 19th. Junior Jenna Rinker (Slippery Rock, Pa. / Slippery Rock) had a third round 80, coming home in 22nd with a total of 243. Sophomore Alee Everman (Dayton, Ohio / Centerville) tied for 32nd. Her Sunday 83 was her best performance in the event and moved her tournament total to 254.