This past weekend, on April 15 and 16, Fairfield University women’s golf team traveled to Annapolis, Md. to compete in the Navy Spring Invitational tournament at the par 72 Naval Academy Golf Course. The Stags finished in fourth place out of the seven-team field with a score of 44 over par. Fairfield shot 24 over on their first day, followed by 20 over on the second day to secure their spot in fourth, sitting 15 shots behind the third-place finisher and host United States Naval Academy at 29 over par according to the official results.
Dartmouth College dominated the competition, winning by 19 strokes, shooting three over par in both rounds one and two to finish at six over par in the tournament. Yale University finished in second place, four strokes ahead of Navy, with a 25 over par through the two-day tournament after being just six shots behind Dartmouth. After the first day of action, Yale had a weaker day two shooting sixteen over par and distancing themselves from first. Following Fairfield, fifth place finisher was Youngstown State University at 57 over par with two consistent days just five strokes apart from one another. Rounding out the tournament were Bucknell University and Wagner College, shooting 65 over par and 69 over par and finishing sixth and seventh respectively.
Navy’s Stephanie Lee led all golfers with a four under par score, including a five under on the second day of the tournament, followed by Katherine Sung and Sophie Thai of Dartmouth, shooting two under par and one over par respectively. Leading Fairfield was Addy Douglas ‘23 with an eight-over par tournament, shooting a 76 both days and placing in a tie for 14th overall. At nine over par with a 77 in round one and a 76 in round two was Sydney Nethercott ‘24. In 21st was Julia Towne at +12 on the weekend, but shot a 74 on the second day. Rounding out Fairfield’s golfers were the trio Katelynn Waclawski ‘26, Juliette Prud’Homme ‘26 and Grace Kryscio ‘24 all at +18 on the weekend.
Fairfield ranked fifth in the tournament in pars with 93 and fourth in birdies with 18. Dartmouth led both categories with 121 pars and 23 total birdies. Dartmouth also led in average scores on par threes at 3.25, par fours at 4.14 and par fives at 4.83 demonstrating their dominance in the tournament. Yale was found second in all those categories as well. Fairfield has a tie for fourth with Navy on par threes with an average score of 3.45, came in fifth for an average score on par fours with a 4.4 and fourth on par fives at 5.18.
Individually, Douglas led Fairfield for an average score on par threes, tied with Nethercott on par fours and led on par fives with average scores of 3.25, 4.3 and 5 respectively. Dartmouth had the top three finishers individually for pars along with two of the top three for the number of birdies. Nethercott led Fairfield in pars with 24, giving her the fifth most in the tournament. Douglas led Fairfield in birdies in a tie for fourth in the tournament. The women’s golf team will continue their season in the 2023 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on April 21. For more information visit fairfieldstags.com.