Point Park women's golf opens season 4th of 8 at Ursuline Fall Invitational
Sept. 14, 2012 a 4:15 p.m. ET
LYNDHURST, Ohio -- The Point Park University women's golf team posted a solid finish in its season-opening event, the Ursuline College Fall Invitational. The Pioneers finished fourth of eight teams at the 18-hole tournament held at Acacia Country Club in Lyndhurst, Ohio, on Friday (Sept. 14).
Point Park fired a team score of 362, which marks the best-ever, 18-hole team score for the program that is in its fourth year of existence. The Pioneers were five shots behind third-place Notre Dame (OH) College (357). NCAA Division II Walsh took the team title at 324 followed by NCAA Division I Bowling Green at 330.
The tournament was played in a steady rain storm that lasted all day. Head coach Gabe Bubon said the team, "played well considering the conditions" and that it was a, "good way to start the season."
Karina Palmberg, a junior from Sao Paulo, Brazil, shot an 84 to lead Point Park. The transfer who spent two years at California (Pa.) shot 42 on both sides.
Sophomore Caroline Collins, from West Middlesex, Pa., and freshman Molly Burns, from Merced, Calif., each shot 45-47--92. Emily Slifka, a sophomore from Blairsville, Pa., shot a 94, which included a 42 on the back nine.
Lauren Martauz was the fifth player in the Point Park lineup at 100. Competing as individuals were Rilyn Gancia (105), Chloe Callison (108) and Rowan Lewis (133).
Point Park's next competition is Sept. 29-30 at the California (Pa.) Invitational. The Pioneers complete the fall portion of their schedule Oct. 7-8 at Washington & Jefferson for the last of the three fall events.
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