Knight, Merrimack Out In Front After Day 1 of NE-10 Women’s Golf Championship

Knight, Merrimack Out In Front After Day 1 of NE-10 Women’s Golf Championship


September 25, 2016

Warriors Out to Strong Lead After First Day



KEENE, N.H. – Individual leader Krystal Knight shot a two-over par 74 to guide two-time defending champion Merrimack to a 13-stroke lead after the first day of the 2016 NE-10 Women’s Golf Championship from Bretwood Golf Course.

Knight’s 74 ties the NE-10 Championship record for the lowest round of 18 holes, a mark that was set by her teammate Alessandra Ricigliano during the first round of last year’s tournament. Ricigliano wrapped up her day tied for second with Franklin Pierce’s Camden Morrison with a first-round total of 75, just one stroke behind Knight.

Merrimack finished the day with a team total of 315, the lowest round by a team in NE-10 Championship history. Le Moyne finished the opening round in second place with a 328, followed closely by Franklin Pierce in third with a 330 total. Adelphi (341) was fourth, while Southern New Hampshire (357), Saint Rose (360) and Assumption (367) concluded the seven-team field.

Jessica Wagner helped the Warriors’ cause with a 79, as the inaugural NE-10 champion sits in fourth. Adelphi’s Lucy Stevens and Le Moyne’s Lauren Kase tied for fifth with a first-round total of 80 on the Par 72 course.

The two-day tournament will conclude on Monday with the first tee time scheduled for 10 a.m. 

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.