Tuesday, May 4, 2004


Hebron, Conn. - Diane Onofry fired an 88, the best round of the day, in leading UAlbany to the America East Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Tuesday, May 4 at the Anderson’s Glen Course of the Blackledge Country Club. The Great Danes finished with a 36-hole score of 723, and won by 20 strokes over second-place Boston University.

Onofry, a junior who won medalist honors, carded an 84 to take the first-day lead, and finished with a two-round score of 172 on the par-72, 5,458-yard course. UAlbany's Jill Friedman finished four strokes behind Onofry in second place with a total of 176 (86-90). Albany head coach Richard "Doc" Sauers had three golfers among the top-five finishers, as Anne Lyons was fifth with rounds of 88 and 96.

Haley Goucher was Boston U's top golfer by shooting a pair of 91s. She was one stroke better than teammate Leah Johnson, who turned in a championship score of 183 (94-89).

Lauren Bruce placed 11th with a total of 193 (91-102) and senior Diane Wasileski carded a 196 (96-100) for the Great Danes, who grabbed a 21-shot lead after the opening round. The America East Championship, the first for the women in league history, was conducted as a stroke play event with the top four of team's five golfers counting toward the team score in each round.


2004 America East Women’s Golf Championships

(Anderson’s Glen Course of the Blackledge Country Club - Hebron, Conn.)
Team: 1. UAlbany 349-374--723, 2. Boston U. 370-373--743, 3. Hartford 401-392--793
Individual: 1. Diane Onofry, UAlbany, 84-88-172, 2. Jill Friedman, UAlbany, 86-90-176, 3. Haley Goucher, Boston U., 91-91-182, 4. Leah Johnson, Boston U., 94-89-183, 5. Anne Lyons, UAlbany, 88-96-184, 6. Nicole Saad, Hartford, 92-95-187, T7. JoAnna Krupa, Hartford, 98-91-189, T7. Kara Vaneck, Boston U., 93-96-189, 9. Brenna Gibson, Boston U., 92-98-190, 10. Kerry Hassell, Hartford, 99-93-192, 11. Lauren Bruce, UAlbany, 91-102-193, 12. Nicole Schiffer, Boston U., 97-97-194, 13. Diane Wasileski, UAlbany, 96-100-196, 14. Julie Handler, Hartford, 112-113-225.

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