Thomson leads Red Storm to title

Although bad weather in the South Bend, Ind. area shortened the Big East tournament to 18 holes from a previously slated 54, it was enough for the St. John’s Red Storm women’s golf team to claim the championship.
Local golfer Christin Thomson, now a junior at St. John’s (New York), finished in third place overall with a six-over par 78. She was one of four players on the team to finish in the top 10 to help it capture the championship title.
Thomson also was named to the Big East All-Tournament team.
The Red Storm women’s golf team, which only has been in existence for three years, was making its first appearance at the Big East championship.
Thomson and the teammates now will head to the NCAA East Regional, which will be held at the University of Florida in Gainsville next week.
Heading into the four-team Big East tourney, St. John’s was seeded second behind host Notre Dame, who had won the previous two crowns.
This is Thomson’s third season with the Red Storm.
Last season, she finished second on the Red Storm in stroke average (80.80) and average strokes off the lead (5.3). She got a ninth-place finish at the Rutgers Invitational, tied for 10th at the Dartmouth Invitational, and was 11th at the Northwood Invitational.
Thomson also tied for eighth at the Georgetown Classic and finished second at the Boston College Invitational.
Her best finish was first place at the Hofstra Invitational, which helped the Red Storm to its first-ever team win.