Former Hoya Women's Golfer Chelsea Curtis Wins New England Championship
July 10, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former Georgetown University women's golfer Chelsea Curtis (Mashpee, Mass./Cape Cod Academy) had a standout career on the Hilltop and continued to shine on the golf course following her graduation in May.
Curtis, a two-time All-BIG EAST selection and one of the top players in program history, recently won the New England Women's Golf Association Championship and fell short in qualifying rounds for the United States Women's Open, which is being held this weekend.
Most recently Curtis, playing from The Club at new Seabury in Massachusetts, shots a 68 on Thursday to finish with a three-day total of 219 to win the New England Championship at Matacomet Country Club in Providence, R.I. Curtis posted rounds of 79-72-68 for a 54-hole score of 6-over par 219. She had five birdies and two bogeys and finished four strokes ahead of the second place finisher.
In early June, Curtis won a playoff after shooting a 79 in a local qualifier, but did not advance to the U.S. Open in a sectional qualifier.
Curtis wrapped up her four-year career on the Hilltop with a tie for fifth place at the BIG EAST Championship in May, helping guide the Hoyas to a tie for third place overall. Curtis led Georgetown with a 75.80 stroke average this year and posted seven top-10 finishes in 10 outings, including her first collegiate win, firing a 3-over par 147 to win the Princeton Invitational.
During her career, Curtis posted 20 top-10 finishes and led the team in stroke average as a sophomore, junior and senior. As a junior during the 2007-08 season, she played in all 10 tournaments, posted a 76.82 stroke average, recorded seven top-10 finishes, including four in the final four tournaments, and earned All-BIG EAST honors. As a sophomore in 2006-07, she led the team with a 78.42 average and had three top-10 finishes and five in the top-10. Curtis enjoyed a standout freshman season, winning the individual title with a 9-over par 225 to lead the Hoyas to the team title at the Fighting Camel Classic.