Robert Morris, Fairleigh Dickinson win Lonnie Barton

Bryant's Joe Walp, right, won the Lonnie Barton Invitational men's individual title in a playoff.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1SooBin KimWashington  68.13 
2Alison LeeUCLA  69.06 
3Leona MaguireDuke  69.52 
4Nanna MadsenS Carolina  69.75 
5Dana FinkelsteinUNLV  69.83 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Washington 70.58 
2South Carolina 70.87 
3UCLA 71.23 
4Duke 71.35 
5Stanford 71.38 

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Cheng Tsung PanWashington  66.95 
2Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  67.53 
3Lee McCoyGeorgia  68.19 
4Charlie DanielsonIllinois  68.33 
5Hunter StewartVanderbilt  68.42 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Illinois 68.91 
2Florida State 69.59 
3Oregon 69.67 
4UCLA 69.83 
5LSU 69.90 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Robert Morris and Fairleigh Dickinson claimed the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, at the Lonnie Barton Invitational held at LPGA International on Tuesday.

The Colonials shot rounds of 298-296 in the two-day tournament for a 14-shot victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in the men’s division.

“We were ranked fifth in the conference and we like showing that we are there, and we have a great team this season, so we’re excited for the next month and a half,” Robert Morris junior Santiago Mejia said.

After 36 holes, Mejia and Bryant sophomore Joe Walp were tied at even-par 144 on the Hills course. Walp came away with the victory after two-putting from nearly 35 feet on the par-4 18th.

“I haven’t really thought about it, but it definitely feels good,” said Walp of his first collegiate victory.

On the women’s side, Fairleigh Dickinson tamed the par-72, 5,971-yard Jones course for its first victory of the season. The team shot 309-319. The team was led by senior Mariana Juaristi, who shot 75-76 to finish in second place. Sacred Heart’s Kelsey Hayward also shot 7 over and won on the first playoff hole.

St. Francis finished in second place, 12 shots behind the Knights.

The men’s and women’s NEC Championships will be played on the same two courses at the end of April.

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