Holy Cross Women's Golf Tees It Up At Dartmouth Invitational

Meghan Doherty

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20 at the Dartmouth Invitational, Hanover, N.H., 9:00 a.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's golf team begins the fall portion of its 2009-2010 schedule this Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H. The action is set to begin both days at 9:00 a.m. at the Hanover Country Club. In last year's event the Crusaders finished 13th.
  • The Crusaders are led this season by a duo of captains. Juniors Meghan Doherty (Westerly, R.I.) and Johanna Gavin (Hackettstown, N.J.) lead a young Holy Cross team looking to improve on last year's eighth-place finish at the Big South Championship. Doherty was one of the most consistent performers for the Crusaders last season. She led the team with an average of 83.3 strokes-per-round and had the best score for Holy Cross in all seven competitions last year. She was also named to the 2009 Big South All-Academic team and she was also honored at the Big South Golfer of the Week once during her freshman year. Gavin was second for the Crusaders last year in scoring average at 88.5. She was the second highest Holy Cross performer in four matches in 2008-2009, including her 36th-place finish at the Big South Championship.
  • Though young, the Crusaders return experience from last year's team. Junior Kerrin O'Leary (Milton, Mass.) and sophomore Ellie Deluca (New Canaan, Conn.) each tied for second on the team last year in rounds with 13. O'Leary shot a season-best 86 at the Fairfield Invitational and finished fifth on the squad with an average of 95.7. Deluca was fourth on the team with an average of 91.2 and her best round of the season came in the Dartmouth Invitational when she shot an 82 on the second day. The team also returns junior Megan McCarthy (Beverly, Mass.), sophomore Lauren McCarthy (Beverly, Mass.) and sophomore Madison Horl (Garden City, N.Y.).
  • Bob Molt returns for his 34th season as head coach of the Holy Cross men's and women's golf teams in 2009-2010. A graduate of Arizona in 1972, Molt took over the head coaching duties in 1976 from Holy Cross Hall of Famer Gerry Anderson. Last season, seven of Molt's golfers were named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll.