ROCKVILLE, MD. – Second year Ginevra Zavagli (Rome, Italy) is currently 9 over par for the tournament to lead the Seton Hall women’s golf team to an eighth-place finish after two rounds of the Hoya Invitational on Saturday.

Zavagli shaved three strokes off his first-round score, using three birdies and nine pars to shoot a 3-over-par, 75, in the second round. For the tournament, she is tied for 13and place among 69 individual golfers with a 9-over-par, 78-75-153.

As a team, the Pirates were considerably better in the afternoon, shooting 16 shots better en route to a 17-over-par, 305, in the second round. The Pirates are in eighth place with a 50 over par, 321-305-626. Princeton currently leads the 13-team field at 22 over par. BIG EAST opponent Georgetown is currently fifth at 42 over par, while St. John’s is 10and at 62 above normal.

Senior Sarah Fouratt (Santa Maria, California) was consistent Saturday, shooting a pair of 7-over-par, 79’s. For the tournament, she is tied for 29and with a 14 over par, 79-79-158. Graduate student Margot Bechadergue (Aix en Provence, France) just one stroke behind, tied for 34and place with a 15 over par, 82-77-159.

First-year student Ana Sarrias Pro (Cádiz, Spain) had a dramatic turnaround on the first day. She shaved 13 strokes from her score from round one to round two, finishing with a 2-over-par, 74. For the tournament, she is tied for 47and with a 17 over par, 87-74-161.

Completing the range of Pirates is junior Ludovica Busetto (Padua, Italy). She is only two shots behind Sarras Pro at 19 over par with an 82-81-163.

Tournament details:
INVITATION
Host: Georgetown University
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Course: Woodmont Country Club
Vital elements of the course: Par-72, 6,125 yards
Appointment: April 9-10, 2022

THE LESSON

Home of the 120th United States Women’s Amateur Championship, the North Course is the original 18-hole course at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. The golf course was designed and built by Course Architect Alfred Tull with input and assistance from Woodmont Member Leopold Freudberg and Superintendent of Greens Rudy Will. Its grand opening was on July 26, 1950, and it has since garnered rave reviews. In 1999, the North Course underwent a complete overhaul, including the replacement of the original 18 greens by renowned course architect Arthur Hills. From 2018 to 2020, the 18th hole of the north course was redesigned, relocated and all bunkers rebuilt, under the supervision of architect Joel Weiman.

Long known for its championship golf course and welcoming atmosphere, Woodmont has hosted numerous Maryland State, Washington Metro and Middle Atlantic Golf Association championships. Since 1987, Woodmont has hosted the US Open Qualifying Final and, on several occasions, the US Women’s Open Qualifying Final. The United States Women’s Amateur Championship is her first USGA Championship.

FIELD

In addition to Seton Hall and host Georgetown, the field is made up of XX other teams, including: Boston University, Columbia, Harvard, Howard, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Stetson, Towson, Pennsylvania and Yale. Another BIG EAST competitor, St. John’s, is also in the field.

THE FORMAT

Teams will compete against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.

DEPARTURE TIMES

The course will play two continuous rounds on Saturday with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. On Sunday there will be a final round, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Seton Hall will be paired with golfers from Pennsylvania and Howard in the first two rounds.

THE RESULTS

Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com. Full day results will also be available on SHUPirates.com.


















HOYA INVITATIONAL 2022 – Team Scores
pos. Player R1 R2 R3 TOTAL BY
1 Princeton 299 299 598 +22
2 Boston University. 309 297 606 +30
3 Harvard 306 303 609 +33
4 Quinnipiac 312 303 615 +39
5 georgetown 316 302 618 +42
6 Pennsylvania 314 307 621 +45
7 Yale 316 307 623 +47
8 SETON ROOM 321 305 626 +50
9 Colombia 322 315 637 +61
ten St. John’s 319 319 638 +62
11 Towson 320 320 640 +64
12 Stetson 324 317 641 +65
13 Howard 345 335 680 +104