Allegheny wins McDaniel Invitational
Blyth rallies for individual victory, leads Gators to team crown
ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. -- Behind a sensational individual effort by junior All-American Liz Blyth, Allegheny orchestrated a three-stroke victory at the McDaniel Spring Invitational. Blyth came from behind during Sunday's final round to secure medalist honors while leading the No. 11 Gators to their second tournament win of the year.
Tournament scores were generally high, although the players enjoyed good conditions on both days. Saturday's forecast included sporadic periods of mist, but Sunday's round featured temperatures in the low 50's with light winds.
The Gators led after both days, maintaining their three-stroke lead on Saturday after totaling a score of 337. Allegheny concluded the tournament with a score of 676, while NYU finished in second on the team board. SUNY Cortland, St. Lawrence, and Gettysburg rounded out the top five.
Blyth paced the Blue and Gold for the second consecutive week. After carding a 79 on Saturday, she rallied on the second day to post a one-stroke victory against Cortland's Rebecca Studin. Blyth carded a tournament-low 77 over the final 18 holes, and finished with the second-best two-round total in her distinguished collegiate career.
Abby Sorensen stroked an 82 to close inside the top five after the opening round, but labored with an 89 on day two and finished just outside the top 10. Sarah Vorder Bruegge finished just back of Sorensen at 12th overall (87-86=173), while Lauren Hammell (89-87=176) finished in a tie for 15th to round out the scoring.