April 8, 2014
NEW YORK – St. John’s sophomore Anna Kim was named the BIG EAST Women’s Golfer of the Week after putting together a strong seven days that saw her come up just shy of claiming the title at the inaugural Pirate Invitational in Bedminster, N.J., hosted by BIG EAST rival Seton Hall.
BIG EAST Women’s Golfer of the Week
ANNA KIM, ST. JOHN’S So., Toronto, Ontario
Kim took Columbia’s Michelle Piyapattra to a playoff after both tied for first place with a four-over 148 after 36 holes at Seton Hall’s Pirate Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Bedminster, N.J. The sophomore from Toronto settled for a runner-up finish after Piaypattra claimed the win on the second hole of the playoff. Kim started her week tying for 12th at the Hoya Invitational, which ran from March 31-April 1 in Beallsville, Md. With an average of 76.0 strokes per round, Kim was St. John’s top golfer of the week.
BIG EAST Notebook
• The St. John’s women trailed first-place Princeton by 11 shots after the first 18 holes of the Pirate Invitational with a first-round combined score of 331. The Red Storm shot 305 on the second day for a total of 636 to take fourth, just five shots behind winner Columbia. Harin Lee, who tied for 20th, was the next-highest Red Storm golfer behind Kim.
• Seton Hall placed fifth of five at its Pirate Invitational, finishing three shots behind St. John’s. Erin McClure tied for ninth as the top Seton Hall finisher. She carded a 75 on the second day after shooting 82 on day one.
• Butler junior Isabella Lambert tied for third individually and helped Butler to a runner-up finish at the 10-team Bradley Invitational. She shot 77-73 for a two-day total of 150 to sit four strokes behind medalist Kayla Katterhenry of Evansville.
• Xavier junior Abby Smith shot 79-76 for a 155 total and a tie for fourth at the two-day Colonel Classic hosted by Eastern Kentucky last weekend. The Musketeers finished in third.
• The Butler men tied La Salle for eighth at Villanova’s Wildcat Invitational after the two-day competition wrapped up April 1. Logan Holt’s three-round total of 225 (74-75-76) placed him 17th, while Matt Vitale tied for 20th with a 227.
• The Villanova men finished 11th at the Wildcat Invitational. Luke Waggoner’s three-round 229 tied him for 26th.
• The St. John’s women took fourth, Seton Hall sixth and Georgetown eighth at the Hoya Invitational March 31-April 1. All three teams were at least 16 strokes better in the second round. Alison Kruse was the top BIG EAST finisher at the event taking seventh with a nine-over par 153.
• The Villanova men tied Rider for seventh at the Lafayette Invitational in Hellertown, Pa., over the weekend. Both teams finished +48 with totals of 616. Robby Meador and Peter Mandich tied for 13th at eight-over 150.
• Most of the competition this week is on the men’s side as the women get prepared for the BIG EAST Championship at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The women will have a practice day on April 16, and the three-day, 54-hole championship is set for April 17-19.