PBC Women's Golf Update - Oct. 19
UNC Pembroke Fourth, Flagler Ninth at Saint Leo Invivational
SAINT LEO, Fla. – After three-straight wins to start the season, the No. 16 UNCP women's golf squad saw their tournament championship streak come to an end on Tuesday after finishing sixth at the Saint Leo Invitational at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Saint Leo, Fla. Flagler also competed at the event and finished ninth.
Five of the top ten teams in the nation according to Golfstat.com's computer head-to-head rankings were at the tournament, with host and 15th-ranked Saint Leo taking the team championship by two strokes over No. 2 Florida Southern. Seminole State (Fla.) finished third, No. 9 Barry finished fourth and No. 10 Northeastern State finished fifth, just one stroke ahead of UNCP. The Lady Braves finished four strokes ahead of Lynn, the No. 4 ranked team in the country.
Junior Meghan Moore was the top finisher for UNCP after ending the event in a tie for fourth overall. Moore posted an 80 on the second round at the par-72, 6,063-yard course. It was the 10th top-10 finish of her short UNCP career, and was her fifth top-10 finish in her last six events.
Sophomore Dana Watkins made a big jump in the second round, moving all the way from a tie for 44th overall to a tie for 13th after posting a 72 which tied for the best second round of the day. Fellow sophomore Kelly Sumner added a 79 on day two, which tied her with Watkins for 13th overall.
Shauna Walor and Lizzie Bundy tied for 52nd overall after Walor recorded an 84 on the second round and Bundy matched her opening-round score with an 83 on day two.
The No. 22 (Golf World/NGCA Division II Top 25) Flagler College women’s golf team finished with a 70-over par 646. As a team, the Saints shaved six strokes off its first round total (326) with a 320.
Nicole Keyser led the Flagler contingent with a 13-over 157 and tied for 23rd place. She shot a 79 this morning. Leslie Choucard knocked three strokes off her first round tally and carded a 79 to finish in a tie for 34th place with a 17-over 161. Marie Santacroce tied for 40th place with an 18-over 162. Elin Karlsson followed with a 22-over 166 to finish in a tie for 52nd place. Marissa Marinan placed 60th with a 30-over 174.
Lauren Benetti, playing as an individual, tied for 29th place with a 15-over 159.
Columbus State Women's Golf Finishes Patsy Rendleman in Fourth Place
Salisbury, NC – The Columbus State women's golf team finished the Pasty Rendleman Invitational in fourth place after posting a final round score of 316. The Lady Cougars ended the 36-hole event with a team score of 631. Newberry College won the event with a two-round score of 601. The tournament was hosted by Catawba and held at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Rounding out the top-five was Carson Newman (619), Tusculum (628), CSU and Queens (637).
All-Peach Belt Conference golfer, Kimesha Anthony garnered another top-five finish this season as she finished the tournament in a tie for third place. Anthony fired a second round score of three-over par 75 to conclude the event with a four-over par 148 score.
Anthony has not finished outside of third place in any of the four tournaments that she has participated in this season.
Nikki Crowley improved on her day one score as the senior fired a second round score of six-over par 78. Crowley finished the tournament in 17th place with a 13-over par 157.
Just like her teammate, freshman Ciera Bagley also cut a stroke off her first round performance posting an eight-over par 80. She ended the tournament in a tie for 26th shooting a 36-hole score of 161.
Rounding out team scoring for Columbus State was Jennifer Brueshaber. The Danielsville, GA native shot an 83 on Tuesday afternoon finishing in a tie for 37th place.
Heather Altiser also competed for the Lady Cougars but her second round score of 88 did not factor into CSU's team score. Altiser finished the tournament in a tie for 58th place.
Lindsay McGetrick of North Carolina State won the event with a one-over par 145.
Columbus State will be on the course again next Monday, October 24 as they will compete in the Flagler Fall Slam. Next week's tournament will mark the end of the fall season for the Lady Cougars.
Pirates Finish 13th At CSU/Wendy's Fall Invitational
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Armstrong Atlantic State University women's golf team fired a final-round 314 on Tuesday, moving up one spot to finish 13th at the Charleston Southern University/Wendy's Fall Invitational at the Coosaw Creek Country Club.
The only DII team in the field, the Pirates leapfrogged Bethune-Cookman into 13th, finishing the tournament with a two-day 641 total. Marshall (605) won the tournament by five strokes over Alabama-Birmingham and Stetson, who each finished the tournament with 310 totals. Appalachian State (613) and Wofford (615) rounded out the top five schools in the 16-team field.
Sophomore Kristen Sammarco shot a 76 on Tuesday to finish tied for 18th individually with a two-day 153 total. Senior Victoria Bennett carded a career-best 75 on Tuesday to finish tied for 50th with a two-day 161 total, while senior Kim Knox shot an 83 to finish tied for 61st with a two-day 164 total.
Sophomore Jessica Tomberlin shot an 85 and finished tied for 67th with a 168 total, while junior Kelly Pearce rounded out the Armstrong scoring with an 80, finishing 77th with a two-day 174 total.