Blackbirds Stun Knights, Ascend to NEC Women’s Golf Team Title

Now that’s a comeback.

When it looked like LIU Brooklyn was down and out, the Blackbirds spread their wings and flew to the top of the team leader board on the final day of the 2012 NEC Women’s Golf Championship at LPGA International in Daytona.

One day after only rookie Cristina Felip shot a sub-80 second round, all four Blackbirds were in the 70s.  The turnaround allowed LIU to erase a 9-stroke deficit heading into the final round and fly home to Brooklyn with its first team title since 2005.

The roster says Felip has freshman status, but the Spaniard looked like anything but a rookie throughout the entire course of the weekend. She carded a three-round score of 215 (73-70-72) to finish 1-under par and claim the individual NEC crown.

Although LIU has only two team titles in its history, a Blackbird has been the event’s medalist each of the past three years.

FDU, which had won the previous four NEC team titles, was led by Annika Karlsson and Esther Park, who both shot 10-over for the three-day tournament.

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