Amanda Terzian, a former Episcopal Academy standout, has
been a solid player on the University of Delaware women’s golf team.
But the junior really took her game up a notch at last
week’s Kiawah Island Classic, one of the biggest events in college golf with
teams from 36 schools coming together to play the Oak Point and Cougar Point
courses at Kiawah Island, S.C.
Terzian opened with an even-par 72, fell back with a
second-round 80, but then carded a 3-over 75 in windy conditions on the Cougar
Point course March 4 to finish at
11-over 227 in a tie for 22nd in the top-notch field.
Terzian’s strong showing helped the Blue Hens finish 14th
with a 926 total. Her opening round helped them post a 301 total and they
followed that with rounds of 318 and 308.
Like Delaware, Bucknell was opening its spring campaign at
Kiawah Island and Lauren Bernard, the former Notre Dame standout and an Aronimink
Golf Club member, started her senior season off with a nice showing. After
rounds of 83 and 82, Bernard, the 2011 Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia
Amateur champion, was at her best when the conditions were the toughest,
carding a final-round 78.
Bernard’s 243 total left her in a tie for 108th
and led the Bison to a 34th -place finish in the 36-team field with
a 1,024 total.
Two-time Garnet Valley All-Delco Erica Pellegrini was also
at Kiawah Island with The Citadel. Rounding into form in her final spring
campaign after taking off last spring and the fall campaign to study in Spain,
Pellegrini had rounds of 87 and 81 before being disqualified.
The Citadel website was not forthcoming with the cause for
the DQ, but it was likely a scorecard issue as a result of a ruling that didn’t
go her way. The Bulldogs finished 33rd in the team standings, four
shots ahead of Bucknell at 1,020.
Kent State, led by co-medalist Wad Phaewchumplee, a freshman
from Thailand, took team honors in the field with rounds of 292, 302 and 298
for an 892 total that was 14 shots clear of runnerup Penn State.
Phaewchumplee had rounds of 69, 81 and 70 for a 4-over 220
total to share medalist honors with Boston College’s Katia Joo, who had rounds
of 72, 73 and 75.
Penn State was led by junior Katlyn Elliott, who finished
tied for eighth at 224 (72-76-76) and senior Christina Vosters, who finished
tied for 14th at 225 (75-74-78). Junior Ellen Ceresko, who won her second
straight Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur championship at Gulph Mills Golf Club
last summer, also had a strong showing for the Nittany Lions, finishing in a
tie for 28th at 228. Ceresko had Penn State’s best score in the
final round, a 2-over 74 after opening with rounds of 76 and 78.
Brennan off to good start
Villanova junior Ted Brennan played in the shadow of fellow
Haverford School products Michael Kania and Cory Siegfried as well as Steve
Skurla as a sophomore with the Wildcats a year ago.
But, as was reported in a small blip in the Daily Times print product last week,
Brennan opened the spring portion of Villanova’s schedule with a solid showing
at the Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate in Harmony, Fla.
Brennan had rounds of 71, 74 and 74 for a 219 total that
left him a tie for 10th in a five-team field that, other than the
Wildcats, was comprised of Florida schools. Pretty good bet those players have
been out on the links a few more times in the last couple of months than
Brennan and his teammates have been on the frozen tundra of the Philadelphia
Brennan was the 2010 Golf Association of Philadelphia Junior
Player of the Year as a member at Philadelphia Country Club and was a solid
player at The Haverford School. This year he is one of the veterans on James
Wilkes’ squad along with seniors Vince Boyle, the 2009 Catholic League champion
at Archbishop Ryan, and Robbie Meador, who is from Miami Lakes, Fla.
Following Brennan’s tie for 10th at the Harmony
were Luke Waggoner, a sophomore from Crystal Lake, Ill. who finished tied for
19th at 225 (74-74-77), Peter Mandich, a freshman from Naperville,
Ill. who ended up tied for 22nd at 227 (78-76-73), Lucas Trim,
another freshman from Tampa, Fla. who was another two shots back of Mandich in
a tie for 25th at 229 (70-81-78), Meador, who finished 29th
at 233 (78-80-75), Boyle, who finished 30th at 235 (80-80-75) and
Scott Miller, a junior from Madison, N.J. who finished 31st at 263
Sparked by Trim’s stellar opening-round 70, the Wildcats got
off to a great start in the team race at 293 before falling back a little with
rounds of 304 and 297 for an 894 total. Florida Gulf Coast and Northwood
University shared medalist honors at 854, followed by Florida Atlantic in third
at 871 and Stetson in fourth at 877. But again, the Florida schools have been
playing all winter while the Villanova contingent was probably happy to green
grass without a foot of snow piled on it.
Villanova gets back in action when it hosts the Wildcat
Invitational March 31 and April 1 at White Manor Country Club. Hopefully, some
semblance of spring will have shown up around these parts by then.