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Women's Golf Schedule & Results

Women's Golf
L-R, Daphne Burda, Alyssa HIte, Lia Rinaldi, Lauren Stevens



FEB 28 – MAR 3



MAR 30 – 31



APRIL 4 – 5



APRIL 11 – 12



APRIL 18 – 19



APRIL 25 – 28


 Warner University Invitational

February brought sunshine and grass under the feet to Delhi’s Women’s Golf Team as they traveled to Florida for a match hosted by Warner University.

Nine women’s teams from the NAIA and NCAA Division II & III, competed at the beautiful Sun ‘n Lake Resort in Sebring, FL. Although the team was able to practice in the on campus Indoor Practice Facility and in the Swing Lab, the unusually harsh winter in Delhi kept them off the golf course, putting the Broncos at a distinct disadvantage. The other teams (mostly from Florida) already had a couple of matches in the books and the Broncos finished in 9th place. Southeastern (FL) finished in first place with a two-day total of 652.

Sophomore Daphne Burda had a great tournament and lead the Bronco’s scoring with a 90/91. Next up with a 116/109 was sophomore Lia Rinaldi. Others competing for the Broncos were Alyssa Hite and Lauren Stevens. The event also included a practice round and a team banquet.

Warner University Invitational
February at the practice range 

 Mickey joins the team for a day
Mickey joins the team for a day

Eastern University Invitational

On a cold and threatening day in late March, in suburban Philadelphia, the Bronco women took to the links for the second time this spring at the Eastern University Invitational.

The scenic but tough St. David’s Golf Club was the host site for this match, which featured nine women’s teams from the NAIA and NCAA Division II & III.

SUNY Delhi finished in seventh place with a respectable 439, just 20 strokes behind 6th place Alvernia. Once again, sophomore Daphne Burda was medalist for the Broncos carding a 95. Rounding out the scoring for Delhi was Lia Rinaldi (108), Alyssa Hite (111) and Lauren Stevens (125). Next up for the Broncos is a home match in two weeks.


SUNY Delhi Invitational

Mother Nature had to be reckoned with to get this tournament in, as winter in the Northeast kept many courses from opening on a timely basis, including The College Golf Course at Delhi. Not to be denied however, the coaching staff was able to arrange for an alternate site in Westchester County; Brynwood Golf & Country Club.

Six teams throughout the region competed in the event with Hamilton University finishing in first place with a two-day team score of 761. The Broncos finished in fourth place overall with an 842. Daphne Burda posted a 91/92 to lead the Broncos, followed by Lia Rinaldi (112/95), Alyssa Hite (108/107) and Lauren Stevens (127/110).

Hamilton’s Anne Govern and Katie Veasey made the All-Tournament team along with Lucy Stevens (Adelphi), Lana O’Connor (Westfield College MA.), and Delhi’s Daphne Burda.

Thanks very much to Mike Mercadante, PGA and the staff at Brynwood for hosting Delhi’s “home” match. We appreciate it!!!!


Jack Leaman Invitational (Amherst College)

Once again, Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the spring golf schedule as the two-day Jack Leaman Invitational hosted by Amherst (MA) College had to be shortened to one day.

Delhi took on Amherst, Ithaca, Middlebury, Williams, Mount Holyoke and four other Division III powerhouses at Hickory Ridge Golf Club in South Hadley, MA. The Broncos shot their best team score to date with a 403, just 28 shots behind ninth place Wellesey College.

Individual scores for the Broncos were; Daphne Burda 92; Lia Rinaldi 95; Alyssa Hite 107; Lauren Stevens 109. Next weekend the team will travel to Victoria TX for the NAIA AII Conference Championship.

Lia Rinaldi sinks a putt at Hickory Ridge CC
Lia Rinaldi sinks a putt at Hickory Ridge CC


NAIA A.I.I. Conference Championship

The Bronco women saved their best for last. At the NAIA AII Conference Championship held in Victoria TX, SUNY Delhi’s women golfers posted their best team score ever with a second day total of 391, which was the first time the Broncos have broken 400 as a team. That followed a first day total of 405 for a very respectable showing at the Colony Creek Club, just south of Houston. British Columbia won the event with a two-day team total of 586.

The last match of the season saw several individuals post their personal best scores, including Daphne Burda (88 day 1), Lia Rinaldi (91 day 2), Alyssa Hite (100 day 2) and Lauren Stevens (106 day 2). The team was also able to enjoy a day off in Houston, visiting the zoo, downtown, and the NASA Space Museum.

Special thanks go out to graduating senior Alyssa Hite, who was voted the Most Improved Player for the 2014-2015 season. We will really miss her outgoing personality, and her outstanding organizational skills!!! Also with regret, we say good bye to our number one player Daphne Burda, who will be transferring to pursue a different major.

The Broncos have two new freshmen coming in for the Fall of 2015 and are always on the lookout for women golfers who like to travel, compete and have fun.

The Club at Colony Creek, Victoria, TX
The Club at Colony Creek, Victoria, TX

Downtown Houston
Downtown Houston 

Bronco women enjoying the year-end awards banquet
Bronco women enjoying the year-end awards banquet


Fall 2014 Women's Golf Schedule





Sat.- Sun. Sept. 20 & 21

William Smith Invitational

Clifton Springs Country Club

Clifton Springs, NY

Tuesday Sept. 23

Elmira College Invitational

Elmira Country Club

Elmira, NY

Wednesday Sept. 24

Keuka College Invitational

Lakeside Country Club

Penn Yan, NY

Sat. & Sun. Sept 27 & 28

Middlebury College Invitational

Ralph Myhre Golf Course

Middlebury, VT

Saturday Oct. 4

SUNY Cobleskill Invitational

Cobleskill Country Club

Cobleskill, NY

Sun – Tues. Oct. 12-14

USCAA Championship

Penn State Golf Course

State College, PA









William Smith Invitational Results

With the fifth roster spot as yet unfilled, four returning Lady Broncos represented SUNY Delhi in the William Smith Invitational at the beautiful Clifton Springs Country Club on Sept. 20 & 21.

Sophomore PGM student Daphne Burda led the Broncos with rounds of 100 and 95, finishing alone in 16th place for the event. Lia Rinaldi, also a sophomore PGM student posted rounds of 111 and 101 to finish in a tie for 28th place. Seranda Barton (217) and Alyssa Hite (247) rounded out the Broncos scoring.

St. Lawrence University took the team title by 34 strokes over William Smith. Hamilton College took third, four strokes behind the Herons, followed by St. John Fisher (802), and SUNY Delhi (871). The tournament field also included individual entries from Ithaca, Keuka, and Nazareth colleges.

Next up for the Broncos are back-to-back one day events at Elmira and Keuka Colleges.

 Elmira College Invitational

On a picture perfect fall day Elmira Country Club played extremely tough with fast, elevated greens and very narrow fairways. Unfortunately, the Broncos were unable to field a full team for the event because two of the players were unable to miss classes during the week. Daphne Burda lead the Broncos with a 105, good for third place overall and Lia Rinaldi finished in solo sixth place with a 108.

 Keuka College Invitational

The unique and scenic Lakeside Country Club was the host course on another sunny fall day at the Keuka Invitational. The Broncos competed as individuals again due to the midweek schedule, and sophomore Daphne Burda set the pace for Delhi with a solid 97, good for third place. Lia Rinaldi and Alyssa Hite finished with 107 and 123 respectively. A full Broncos squad will be visiting Middlebury (VT) College this weekend.

 Middlebury College Invitational

Due to some previous conflicts and eligibility snafus, the Broncos were finally able to field a full team of five women on a gorgeous fall weekend at the scenic Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, VT.

The ladies broke their previous team record of 430 on day one, posting a 429. They then proceeded to shatter that record on day two with an incredible 412. The two-day total was good for 10th place out of eleven very good DIII teams (Williams, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, Vassar, etc.).

Sophomore Daphne Burda continued her spectacular play with rounds of 97-94 for a personal best 36- hole total. Lia Rinaldi (210), Seranda Barton(213), Lauren Stevens (222) and Alyssa Hite (232) all had solid outings for the Broncos.

Thanks to Middlebury for being a great host. Next up for the Broncos is the SUNY Cobleskill Invitational on October 4th.

SUNY Cobleskill Invitational

Unfortunately, Cobleskill cancelled their event due to heavy rain.


USCAA Championship

Women’s teams were invited to play in the United States College Athletic Association National Championship for the first time in the association’s history. It turned out that SUNY Delhi was the only women’s team to register for the event, which was held at the Penn State Golf Courses in State College, PA. The Lady Broncos were paired with individual players from the men’s division and acquitted themselves nicely. Sophomore Daphne Burda led the Broncos with a two-day total of 194 (96-98) in cold, wet and windy conditions. Lia Rinaldi improved her day one score of 118 by 15 shots on day two (103). She was followed by Seranda Barton (121-116) and Alyssa Hite (117-122). The USCAA also hosted a chipping, putting and long drive contest as well as a nice awards banquet on Tuesday after golf.

Overall, it was another successful season for the young Broncos as they posted their best team road score ever at Middlebury (412). The schedule for next semester is shaping up nicely with a number of invites from around the country.


Spring 2014 Schedule    



February 14-18

Claud Jacobs Invitational   (Victoria, TX)


March 31-April 1

Eastern University Invitational (Wayne, PA)


April   12-13

Delhi   (NY) College Invitational


April 16

Keuka College Invitational

Saturday & Sunday

April   19-20

Amherst   (MA) College Invitational


April 25-30

A.I.I. Conference Championships (Bremerton, WA)






Claud Jacobs Invitational Upended by Mother Nature

Unfortunately, Mother Nature prevented the Bronco women from competing in the Claud Jacobs Invitational in Victoria, TX. An untimely snowstorm in the northeast forced the cancellation of the team’s flight out of Newark, and despite relentless efforts on our part to find alternative flights, another 10 inches of snow the next day compelled us to withdraw from the event. Next year!!!

Bronco Women Post First TEAM Score Since 2004!!!

After a long winter, on a warm spring day in suburban Philadelphia, the Bronco Women finally got in their first round of the year in the Eastern University Invitational. The ten-team field played a one-day event at the Donald Ross-designed St. David’s Golf Club, which featured two Division II schools, Millersville University and East Stroudsburg.

Delhi posted a TEAM score for the first time since 2004, and led by freshman Daphne Burda’s 104, finished in a respectable seventh place. Burda played the outward nine in 48 strokes, but struggled with the hilliness of the back nine. Freshman Lia Rinaldi also started out hot (51), eventually finishing with a score of 110. Rounding out the scores for the Broncos were freshman Seranda Barton (113) and junior Amanda Goddard (145).

The Broncos' next match will be at home on April 12th and 13th. Complete results from the Eastern University Invitational can be found at:

Women's Golf Team
Freshman Daphne Burda tees off on the 12th hole at St. David's Golf Club


Women's Golf

Burda, Rinaldi lead Broncos to Team Victory                        

On a warm spring weekend, Daphne Burda and Lia Rinaldi led the Broncos to their first-ever team victory at the Delhi Invitational April 12 & 13. The two freshmen PGM students battled down the stretch for medalist honors with Burda (102-91), eventually besting Rinaldi (101-93) by one stroke. Rounding out the scoring for the Broncos were Seranda Barton (113-102), Alyssa Hite (119-110) and Amanda Goddard (125-119). Other teams competing in the tournament were Keuka College and Sage College.

Due to some late season winter weather the Keuka Invitational was cancelled. Next up for the women is the Jack Lehman Invitational in Amherst, MA on April 19 & 20.


Seranda Barton watches her tee shot on #17
Seranda Barton watches her tee shot on #17


Jack Lehman Invitational 

Jack Lehman Invitational

The Broncos played April 19 & 20 at the Jack Lehman Invitational hosted by Amherst and Mt. Holyoke Colleges. The event featured 15 NCAA Division III teams, many of them ranked, including Williams and Ithaca Colleges. The first round was held at Hickory Ridge Golf Course and round 2 was played at the site of the 2004 US Women’s Open, The Orchards Golf Club. The Delhi team struggled on the long, wet courses, and against some excellent players. The team’s #3 player, freshman Seranda Barton, posted two solid rounds of 114 and 109. The Broncos travel next week to Seattle, WA for the NAIA AII Conference Championship.


Conference Championship


NAIA AII Conference Championship

The Lady Broncos traveled to Seattle, Washington to compete in the NAIA AII Conference Championship April 25-30. The six day cross-country trek included a practice round, and the two-day event at the majestic Gold Mountain Golf Club, as well as a day off in Seattle.

The event was hosted by the University of British Columbia (Canada) and included seven other teams from around the country. Faced with stiff competition from well-established programs, the Broncos were able to achieve many individual and team goals, including our best team score of the season.

The day off included a spectacular ferry ride across Puget Sound, a trip to the famous Pike’s Fish Market, the Space Needle and much more.

Upon their return from Seattle, the women organized a year-end scramble at the College Golf Course with the men’s team and other PGM students.

Amanda Goddard received the 2014 Coach’s Award for her gritty attitude and persistence on the golf course. Amanda will not be returning as she is graduating with an AAS in Hotel & Resort Mgmt. She will be missed greatly.


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