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Cortland Wins 2019 NWGC Championship


VOORHEESVILLE, NY – Following a strong opening round on Saturday, the SUNY Cortland women’s golf team cruised to victory at the Northeast Women’s Golf Championship, held at Colonie Country Club. The Red Dragons bested the field by 77 strokes with a two-day score of 687.


The Red Dragons’ Danielle Bambola took home the individual medalist title with a two-day total of 153 to also earn NWGC Player of the Year. Rookie of the Year went to Alivia Waldrom from Cortland as she turned in a 36-hole total of 178.


Cortland started the championship with a score of 347 on day one. The Red Dragons backed that up with a 340 on Sunday.


The race for the top three spots was much tighter. Utica cut 14 strokes off its opening 18 holes to come in second at 764 (389-375). Suffolk just squeezed passed Johnson & Wales as the Rams edged the Wildcats by one stroke (771-772).


The top five golfers earned First-Team All-NWGC while the next five and ties were award Second-Team All-NWGC.


Team Totals

1. Cortland – 687 (347-340)

2. Utica – 764 (389-375)

3. Suffolk – 771 (380-391)

4. Johnson & Wales - 772 (391-381)

5. Husson – 776 (399-377)

6. Nazareth – 782 (388-394)

7. Keuka – 872 (443-429)

8. Canton – 951 (491-460)

Manhattanville - NTS

St. John Fisher College - NTS

Westfield State University - NTS


First-Team All-Conference

Alexis Anastos - Johnson & Wales

Danielle Bambola - Cortland

Amanda Gaffney – Cortland

Nicole Krause – Manhattanville

Emily Schultz - St. John Fisher


Second-Team All-Conference

Nicole Antonucci - Suffolk

Brooke Chapman - Suffolk

Katie Goulet - Husson

Jordana Testa - Cortland

Abby Ainsworth - Utica

Alivia Waldron - Cortland



2019 NWGC Medalist Danielle Bambola, Cortland

2019 NWGC Rookie of the Year Alivia Waldrom, Cortland

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