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Pirates take on Hoya Invitational this weekend


ROCKVILLE, MD. – The Seton Hall Women’s Golf Team will be back in action April 9-10 for three rounds of golf at the Hoya Invitational at Woodmont Country Club.

Tournament details:
Host: Georgetown University
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Course: Woodmont Country Club
Vital elements of the course: Par-72, 6,125 yards
Appointment: April 9-10, 2022


Home of the 120th United States Women’s Amateur Championship, the North Course is the original 18-hole course at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. The golf course was designed and built by Course Architect Alfred Tull with input and assistance from Woodmont Member Leopold Freudberg and Superintendent of Greens Rudy Will. Its grand opening was on July 26, 1950, and it has since garnered rave reviews. In 1999, the North Course underwent a complete overhaul, including the replacement of the original 18 greens by renowned course architect Arthur Hills. From 2018 to 2020, the 18th hole of the north course was redesigned, relocated and all bunkers rebuilt, under the supervision of architect Joel Weiman.

Long known for its championship golf course and welcoming atmosphere, Woodmont has hosted numerous Maryland State, Washington Metro and Middle Atlantic Golf Association championships. Since 1987, Woodmont has hosted the US Open Qualifying Final and, on several occasions, the US Women’s Open Qualifying Final. The United States Women’s Amateur Championship is her first USGA championship.


In addition to Seton Hall and host Georgetown, the field is made up of XX other teams, including: Boston University, Columbia, Harvard, Howard, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Stetson, Towson, Pennsylvania and Yale. Another BIG EAST competitor, St. John’s, is also in the field.


Teams will compete against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.


Seton Hall will bring the following programming to Georgia:

  1. Sarah FourattSenior
  2. Margot BechadergueGraduate student
  3. Ginevra Zavaglisecond year
  4. Ana Sarrias ProFirst-year student
  5. Ludovica BusettoYouth

Margot Bechardergue (Aix-en-Provence, France) shot a 2-under, 70, in the final round to propel the Pirates to a fifth-place finish at the 2022 Georgia State Spring Invitational on March 29. Bechadergue had its best run of the tournament, shaving 10 shots off its scores in the first two rounds. She birdied four in the third round, finishing with a 2-under, 70. For the tournament, Bechadergue finished tied for 21st with a 14-over, 80-80-70-230.

As a team, the Pirates shot up the standings in the third round. Their third round, 294, was the lowest of the field, which saw them move from 10th place after 36 holes to fifth place.

Second year Ginevra Zavagli (Rome, Italy) was the best pirate in the tournament. For the two-day event, she finished tied for ninth among 90 individual golfers with a 9-over-par, 73-77-75-225.


The course will play two continuous rounds on Saturday with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. On Sunday there will be a final round, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Seton Hall will be paired with golfers from Pennsylvania and Howard in the first two rounds.


Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com. Full day results will also be available on SHUPirates.com.