LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's golf team is set to compete at the 2015 Centennial Conference (CC) Championship this weekend at Blue Ridge Golf Club in Harrisburg. The two-day, 36-hole event will open on Saturday and conclude on Sunday with a champion being crowned at the 15th annual tournament.
The Diplomats have been competitive through the spring portion of their schedule, with F&M's best finish coming at the LVC Invitational on April 19. Kathleen Smith captured the individual title at the event by carding an 84 to pace the 30 golfers at the event and lead the Diplomats to a third-lace showing out of six teams.
Through six events in the fall and spring this season, Smith has paced F&M with an impressive 84.8 average, the second best in the CC, and a low of 79, occurring in a head-to-head competition against LVC on April 10. Bridget Falcone is next with a 100.3 average, followed by Ann Hagner with a 105. Lauren Caffee has played three rounds through her senior campaign and boasts a 107.8 average, while freshman Harriet Waldron averages a 116 through three rounds.
Smith, Caffee and Falcone all took part in last seasons CC Championships as the Diplomats placed fourth with a two-day total of 804. Smith led the way by tying for ninth after carding a 186 (94-92), while Caffee (105-102) and Falcone (106-101) both totaled a 207, improving on their day one totals and tying for 19th out of 34 golfers.
In the 14-year history of the event F&M has finished in the top-three seven times, but has yet to secure a conference title. Four-time defending champion Gettysburg became the first team since McDaniel (2002-06) to win four consecutive championships last season.
F&M has had two players secure individual CC championships, with Elizabeth Boyer claiming top honors in 2006 and Meghan Maloney bringing home the title in 2010.
For more information on the CC Women's Golf Championship, visit the tournament homepage by clicking here.