NEIGA CHAMPS! Women’s Golf Wins 2nd Annual NEIGA Women’s Golf DIII Championships

NEIGA CHAMPS! Women’s Golf Wins 2nd Annual NEIGA Women’s Golf DIII Championships

BREWSTER, Mass. – Suffolk women's golf added more accolades to its short history as the Rams hoisted the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Women's Golf Division III Trophy Monday after a two-day championship tournament at The Captains Golf Course.

The Rams maintained their day one- eight-stroke edge and built on it to coast to a combined 740, 22 strokes ahead of second-place finisher Johnson & Wales (762).

All six golfers on the course in blue and gold finished inside the top-12 including a pair in the top five and five inside the top-10.

Nicole Antonucci's team-low 181 led the way. The freshman finished just four strokes shy of individual medalist Alexis Anasots of Johnson & Wales.

McKenzie McGrath put together her best performance of the season with the junior following up a day-one 92 with a 90 on the second day out to finish in fourth with a combined 182.

Brooke Champman was one stroke behind teammate McGrath to claim sixth overall. The rookie shot 91 and 92, respectively.

For their finishes inside the top-six, Antonucci, McGrath and Chapman all put their individual names into the Suffolk women's golf record books as not only the first women's golf to take home All-NEIGA recognition, but as the first-ever Suffolk golfer's (both men and women) to accomplish the feat.

Aine Dillon and Iselle Ventura tied for ninth as the sophomore and freshman teammates each finished with 188. Olivia Spiega rounded out the Rams with a 12-place showing thanks to a score of 195.

The NEIGA is a non-profit organization, which was first organized in 1934 at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. NEIGA is believed to be the largest gathering of collegiate players from different NCAA Divisions competing at the same location on a 36-hole layout.