McDaniel finishes third at Gettysburg

Morgan Koopman © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Morgan Koopman © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Koopman goes low to pace Green Terror

LITTLESTOWN, Pa. – Morgan Koopman (Finksburg, Md./McDonogh) posted a career-low round of 77 to lead McDaniel to a third-place finish at the Gettysburg Fall Invitational at Quail Valley Golf Course in women's golf action on Sunday.

The sophomore finished second overall and was the top Division III golfer. Mt. St. Mary's Sarah Roe topped Koopman by a single stroke.

The Mountaineers won the team title with a combined score of 328. The host Bullets placed second with a score of 348, bettering the Green Terror's 355 by seven strokes.

Koopman's round of 77 was the lowest by a McDaniel golfer since All-American Kelly Cramp shot a 76 at the Kutztown Invitational in 2005. Cramp fired a score of 77 or better no fewer than 11 times in her career. Koopman is just the third Green Terror golfer to post a round in the 70s, joining Cramp and Garnett Pumprey on the elite list.

Jennie Weiner (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) turned in a career-low round of 81 to finish fourth overall.

Jennipher Bencriscutto (Oro Valley, Ariz./Ironwood Ridge) also finished in the top 10 with a round of 86 to place eighth.

Katherine Restrepo (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) rounded out the Green Terror golfers with a round of 111 to finish tied for 21st.

McDaniel returns to action at the Dickinson Fall Invitational on Sunday.

Team Scores: 1. Mt. St. Mary's 328, 2. Gettysburg 348, 3. McDaniel 355, 4T. Alvernia 432, 4T. Susquehanna 432, 6. Franklin & Marshall 464.

McDaniel Results: 2. Morgan Koopman 77, 4. Jennie Weiner 81, 8. Jennipher Bencriscutto 86, 21T. Katherine Restrepo 111.