By Matt Green
Rome News-Tribune Invitational
Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5 • Coosa Country Club
ROME -- The Shorter University women's golf team returns to the links on Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5, as it participates in the Rome News-Tribune Invitational hosted by Berry College at Coosa Country Club.
The RN-T Invite marks the Lady Hawks' second event of the spring season. The Shorter women's golfers placed 14th out of 16 teams in the McNeese State Invitational held in Broussard, La., two weeks ago, a tournament that featured 15 NCAA Division I teams.
The Lady Hawks are looking to build on their third place finish at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Invitational back in October, an event that closed out Shorter's fall campaign and served as a successful end to Shorter's first fall as an NCAA Division II program.
The McNeese State Invitational was a first step at a strong spring and the RN-T Invitational provides another opportunity for Shorter's young roster to improve.
Sophomore Maria Bengtsson was Shorter's top finisher in Louisiana, turning in a 26th place finish sparked by a final round 76. Sophomore Isabella Baldacci placed 47th to give Shorter two athletes in the three-round tournament's top 50 finishers.
Schopp placed second overall at the NCCAA National Invitational after shooting 74-77 (+7), while Schwartz was also on the NCCAA National Invitational roster, firing a 7-over 79 on the tournament's final day to help the Lady Hawks to the third place finish.
Play at the Rome News-Tribune Invitational is set to begin early Monday morning at Coosa Country Club.