Championship Award Ceremony
Interview with Champion Ashley Armstrong
Interview with USF Head Coach Marci Kornegay and Senior Kelli Pry
REUNION, Fla. - USF captured the 2012 BIG EAST Women's Golf Championship following the final round of play at The Watson Course at Reunion Resort & Club in Reunion, Fla. The Bulls finished with a three round total of 910 to beat second-place Notre Dame by one shot.
The Bulls earned their first BIG EAST team title by scoring a 306 in the final round. The Bulls were led by sophomore Christina Miller, who shot a final round one over-par 73. She finished in third place individually with an eight over-par 224. Three other Bulls placed in the top-10. Senior Kelli Pry finished in a tie for sixth shooting a final round 76 and finishing the tournament with a score of 228. Junior Shena Yang finished tied for eighth place with a total of 229 while junior Amy West finished alone in 10th place with a score of 230.
Notre Dame Freshman Ashley Armstrong won the individual title after defeating Louisville freshman Emily Haas on the third playoff hole. Both players posted totals of 223 and finished the tournament seven-over par. Both players bogeyed the 18th in the first hole of the playoff. They played the hole again and both registered pars. Armstrong birdied the hole the third time around to secure the victory. This is the second consecutive year that a freshman has captured the individual title.
Notre Dame finished one shot behind USF and earned a second place finish with a three day total of 911. Senior Becca Huffer fired a final round 74 and finished in fifth place with a 226 total. Sophomore Kristina Nhim finished tied for sixth place with a 228 total.
Louisville finished the championship in third place after a final round score of 295. The Cardinals posted a 918 team total for the tournament. Louisville freshman Katie Petrino shot a final round 71 for a one under-par round. She was the only player in the championship to post a round under par. She finished alone in fourth place with a score of 225.
Seton Hall finished in fourth place after shooting a 312 on day three for a total of 943. Rutgers finished in fifth place after shooting a 321 for a 956 total. Freshman Kortnie Maxoutopoulis finished tied for eighth place with a 229.
St. John's placed sixth with a 960 three-round total. Cincinnati finished in seventh place with a score of 962 while Georgetown finished in eight-place with a 967 total.