2 top-3 finishes, 1 individual title for ERAU golf
Sophomore golfer Lauren Kruszewski captured her second win of the season and her sixth overall career win Monday at the 4th annual Embry-Riddle Fall Co-Ed Invitational.
Her even par score of 216 (71-73-72) gave her a 13-shot cushion over second-place finisher Vanessa Chap from CSU San Marcos. But it was the CSU San Marcos women's team that captured the team title at 948 followed by Claremont Mudd Scripps in second at 955 and the Eagles team in third place with 980.
"I am very excited for Lauren to win at home today," Embry-Riddle coach Kim Haddow said. "She is an extremely talented young lady who is fun to watch. Mentally Lauren is very tough. She is able to create shots anywhere on the course.
"On Hole 16 she was under a bush by the green, hit a left hand backward shot just into the greenside rough and then proceeded to chip in for par!"
Ellen Springs, Trae Jones, and Jennifer Baltimore all played solid at 253, 255, 259 for the 54 hole event.
"We had hoped to score a little better than our average here at home but the conditions Sunday were tough during our 36-hole day," Haddow added. "We played just around our average for all three rounds."
Junior Tyler Harrison led the Eagles' men's squad with a 2-over par 218 (76-70-72) to finish in fifth place and help the team to a third-place finish (893). CSU San Marcos took first overall (876 ) followed by Claremont Mudd Scripps (882).
"We started out a little slow Sunday with a 310 team score but I am pleased that they rebounded with a 293 and 290 second and third round scores," ERAU coach Mike Haddow said. "Tyler Harrison played very strong golf in tough conditions and is very close to medalist honors at an upcoming event."
Matt Zampello carded a 69 final round and Matt Andrews birdied his last three holes to finish even par for the day. Austin Sverdrup and Kale Davidson both shot 77 to round out the scoring for the Eagles.
"Playing conditions were perfect today and Talking Rock Ranch always puts on such a great event for us," Kim Haddow said. "We appreciate their support all year."
Next up for the Eagles will be the CAL PAC Preview Oct. 12-14 in San Francisco.