Rio’s Gioffre earns all-tourney honor


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



McDERMOTT, Ohio — University of Rio Grande senior Rafaella Gioffre shot a 12-over par 84 on Tuesday to record a second place finish individually in the Roger Merb Invitational hosted by Shawnee State University at Elks Country Club.

Gioffre, a native of Huron, Ohio, finished with a 36-hole total of 30-over par 174 – two shots behind medalist Holley Hart of Shawnee State in the finale of the RedStorm’s fall schedule.

As a team, Rio Grande placed second with a 182-over par total of 758. Thomas More University won the team title with a score of 734, while Shawnee State placed third at 785.

Also representing the RedStorm was sophomore Elizabeth Leach (Waterford, OH), who moved up four spots into a four-way tie for sixth place at 50-over par 194; sophomore Abby Eichmiller (Vincent, OH), who was also part of the tie for sixth place at 194; sophomore Hunter Rockhold (Clinton, OH), who finished 10th at 52-over par 196; sophomore Erin Fridley (Delaware, OH), who was 15th at 68-over par 212; and sophomore Madison Duskey (Beverly, OH), who was 17th at 94-over par 238.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.