Rittawee and Women’s Golf Start Season Off Strong With First Place Finishes in New York

Rittawee and Women’s Golf Start Season Off Strong With First Place Finishes in New York

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. September 9, 2019) The Franklin Pierce University women's golf team never trailed during the 2019-20 season-opening tournament winning the Saint Rose Fall Invitational hosted by the Western Turnpike Golf Club in Guilderland, N.Y.

The Ravens concluded the first round combining for a 324 (+36) score and only tacked on one stroke to their second-round total (325, +37) to finish both rounds at 649 (+73). The tourney featured all Northeast-10 Conference programs and Southern New Hampshire University (665, +89) and Stonehill College (668, +92) rounded out the top three.

Freshman Jinnapat Rittawee (Kanchanaburi, Thailand) headed to the clubhouse as the leader following the first round (78, +6) and posted a steady 78 (+6) to capture tournament medalist honors at 156 (+12) in her collegiate debut.

Rittawee's classmate Alia Godek (Feeding Hills, Mass.) joined her in the top-five by firing a 159 (+15). Godek climbed four slots on the player leaderboard as she subtracted five strokes off her first-round card (82, +10) to pace the Ravens second-round showings (77, +5).

Team captain Zoey Yamamoto (Honolulu, Hawaii) recorded a top-ten finish (seventh place) shooting a 161 (+10). Senior Taylor Hartley (Canton, Ga.) tied for 21st at 173 (+16) and Christine Songcuan (Lancaster, Calif.) score was 182 (+20). Freshman Micaela Leandro (Harlingen, Texas) traveled and competed as an individual chipping in a 181 (+19).

The Ravens are back in action this weekend as they travel to the Le Moyne Invitational at The Links at Erie Village in East Syracuse, N.Y.

For more information on Franklin Pierce Athletics, please visit the official website of Franklin Pierce Athletics (http://fpuravens.com). Also be sure to follow the Ravens through the Department of Athletics' official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceRavens), its YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/franklinpiercesports) and its Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/FPUathletics). Fans wishing to purchase Franklin Pierce golf apparel can do so at the Department of Athletics' online store (https://www.fpuravens.com/store). You can also follow the golf programs on Twitter (https://twitter.com/FPU_GOLF) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/FPU_Golf).