Savannah, Ga– Kimesha Anthony fired a one over par final round 72 to lead the Columbus State women’s golf team to a fourth place finish this afternoon in the final round of 2011 SCAD Spring Invitational held at the Par 71, 5816 yard Wilmington Island Golf Club in Savannah, Georgia. Armstrong Atlantic State finished sixth in the eight-team field.
Columbus State also improved on day two, finishing the tourney with rounds of 320 and 316. The Lady Cougars had an overall team score of 636, 68 over par, to finish in fourth place.
Anthony shot seven over par for the tournament to take the individual crown for CSU. Anthony recorded rounds of 77 and 72 to finish first overall with a total score of 149. She finished the tournament tied with Jessica Macphee of Thomas College and the two played the first hole in a suddent-death playoff. Anthony took a par on the hole and won title after Macphee three-putted for a bogey.
The title is the first for Anthony this season, she has finished either first or second in two of her last three tournaments.
Nikki Crowley (159) carded rounds of 80 and 79 to finish tied for 12th at 17 over par. Heather Altiser (79/81) also grabbed a top 20 finish. Altiser finished tied for 15th with a score of 160.
Jennifer Brueshaber shot consecutive rounds of 84 to finish 34th with a score of 168. Jenna Kennedy (86/85) finished tied for 37th with a score of 171.
Despite shooting two strokes better than their first-round 325, the Armstrong Atlantic Lady Pirates fell two spots in the team standings after the final round of action. Shorter (618) captured the team title by nine strokes over USC Beaufort (627), with Northwood (Fla.) (635) finishing third and Columbus State (636) fourth. Host SCAD finished fifth (641), just ahead of Armstrong (648).
Freshman Rebecca Goldman carded a second-round 77 to finish tied for seventh individually with a 155 total, her second top 10 finish of the season. Sophomore Kelly Pearce shot a final-round 80 to finish tied for 21st with a 164 total, while junior Victoria Bennett shot an 84 on Tuesday to finish tied for 29th with a 167 total.
Junior Kim Knox shot an 89 on Tuesday to finish in 35th place with a 169 total, while senior Carrie George fired an 82 to finish in 36th place with a 170 total.
Shorter grabbed the tournament hardware with rounds of 315 and 303, placing three players in the top 10 overall. The Lady Hawks finished at 50 over par for the tournament and a total team score of 618 for the two day event.
USC Beaufort tallied rounds of 325 and 302 for a two round total of 627 to finish second. Northwood (Fla.) shot 15 shots better in Tuesday’s final round, recording a 309 on the day to finish in third.
CLARKESVILLE, GA – The North Georgia women's golf team held strong in the final round of the Piedmont Spring Invitational on Tuesday afternoon to take seventh place at the Orchard Golf & Country Club.
The Lady Saints put together a final round 362 for a 735 two-day total to take seventh place in the 10-team field. Methodist University ran away with the event, clearing the school's "B" team by 28 strokes for a 632 total.
Young Harris (672) took third place, while host Piedmont College (694) was fourth, and Spartanburg Methodist (704) rounded out the top five.
Methodist University dominated the individual race as well, taking the top three spots, as Paige Caldwell captured a one-shot victory at 10-over-par. Her teammates, Gretchen McLean and Kelsie Carralero took second and third overall for the championship.
Catalina Olarte finished in a tie for 12th place overall, using her final round 82 for a 168 two-day total. Casey Truelove fired a final round 85 to lead the freshman to 25th place overall at 38-over-par.
Erica Breeden and Jodie Borchert finished in 38th and 40th place respectively, and Daisy Wright rounded out the team with a two-day total of 227.
North Georgia returns to action next week for the Agnes McAmis Memorial Invitational at the Link Hill Country Club