September 13, 2011

Koopman Leads Terror at Bucknell

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Morgan Koopman (Finksburg, Md./McDonogh) shot a three-round total of 259 to lead McDaniel to a 14th-place finish at the two-day, 54-hole Bucknell Invitational in season-opening women's golf action on Sunday and Monday.

Pushed back a day because of heavy rains and then halted in the middle of the second round on Sunday due to another round of thunderstorms, the Green Terror combined to post a score of 1115 on the water-logged course, improving with each round. McDaniel opened with a 379 before scoring tallying rounds of 376 and 360, respectively, in the final two rounds.

Bucknell won the primarily Division I tournament with a three-round score of 906.

Koopman posted a round of 90 in the round completed on Sunday before carding a round of 87 over the split second-round and wrapped up her two days with a score of 82 in the final round to finish 59th.

Katherine Restrepo (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) fired a combined 283 (91-100-92) to finish tied for 71st.

Katie Pass (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) led a trio of freshmen with a total of 286 (99-94-93).

Alise McNutt (Flourtown, Pa./Mount St. Joseph) carded a 287 (99-95-93) while Mary Yates (Phoenix, Md./Hereford) posted a 338 (109-118-111).

McDaniel returns to action at the NYU Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

Team Scores: 1. Bucknell 906 (310-298-298), 2. Rutgers 907 (304-304-299), 3. Seton Hall 917 (306-307-304), 4. Lehigh 918 (307-309-302), 5. Radford 919 (310-310-299), 6. Marshall 920 (308-308-304), 7. Hofstra 933 (310-312-311), 8. Robert Morris 956 (326-317-313), 9. Cleveland State 959 (314-327-318), 10. Wagner 978 (325-326-327), 11. St. Francis (Pa.) 981 (320-341-320), 12. Kutztown 995 (329-332-334), 13. Bucknell "Blue" 1058 (351-348-359), 14. McDaniel 1115 (379-376-360), 15. St. Francis (N.Y.) 1133 (390-373-370).

McDaniel Results: 59. Morgan Koopman 259 (90-87-82), 71T. Katherine Restrepo 283 (91-100-92), 73. Katie Pass 286 (99-94-93), 74T. Alise McNutt 287 (99-95-93), 80. Mary Yates 338 (109-118-111).