No. 24 UNG Women's Golf Captures Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate Championship
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - The No. 24 University of North Georgia women's golf team bested the field in the Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate, taking home the tournament title after a 296 in the final round, good for a tie for the third best 18-hole team score in program history. Columbus State finished fourth with UNC Pembroke sixth, Young Harris tied for seventh and Lander in ninth.
UNG's Megan Sabol finished in second place with a 1-under 143 for the tournament, tying the fourth-best 36-hole total in UNG women's golf history along the way. Sabol now holds each of the top five spots in the 36-hole scoring records.
The Nighthawks' two-day total of 22-over 596 is the third best team total in a 36-hole event in program history as well. North Georgia shot five shots better than the field Tuesday to win by seven strokes over Montevallo. West Georgia finished in third place, followed by Columbus State and West Florida.
The win marks the fourth time in UNG's history that the women bring home a tournament title, and it is the first time since the Fulll Moon BBQ Invitational in the fall of 2018 that the program has claimed first place.
Carson Roberts also earned a top 10 finish, coming in at a tie for ninth with a score of 6-over 150. Miranda Rich finished tied for 12th two shots back of Roberts while Alexis Whitney (t20, +11) and Karson Stone (t23, +12) also earned top 25 finishes in the 83-player field.
Columbus State improved their team score by 11 strokes in round two shooting a 300 to move up to fourth with a two-day total of 611.
Ana Thorne finished near the top of the leadeboard at the Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate capturing third place. After an one-over 73 on Monday, Thorne upped her score to an even-par 72 thanks to three birdies over her round to finish the tournament at one-over 145.
Selina Budde saw her score improve the most out of any Lady Cougar on Tuesday. After teeing off in 25th place, Budde jumped to 12th after firing a one-over 73 in round two. She concluded her event with a 36-hole total of eight-over 152.
Both Victoria Libaak and Anna Meleshkina finished tied for 26th on Tuesday. Libaak turned in a four-over 76, a five-shot improvement from round one, to shoot a 13-over 157 for the tournament. Meleskina shot a seven-over 79 over her final 18 holes to post the 13-over.
Monica Ruiz Pavon concluded the Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate in 62nd place after shooting a 12-over 84 on Tuesday.
Senior Casey Burroughs turned in a 4-over-par 76 in Tuesday's final round to finish in a tie for 12th place and lead the UNC Pembroke golf team to a sixth place finish at the Jekyll-O-Lantern Intercollegiate.
Burroughs (+8) finished in a four-way tie and was just 11 strokes behind tournament champion Jenna Nagy (-3) of Belmont Abbey. Senior Katy Flax (+9) stood in sole possession of 16th place on the leaderboard, while teammate Angelique Seymour (+12) was among a a three-way tie for 23rd place. Sophomore Parker Melting (+15) shared 35th place, while Elizabeth Ritchie (+19) finished in a tie for 50th place.
Samantha DeBusk, who was playing as an individual, walked away with a 17th-place tie after carding a 10-over-par at the event.
Young Harris leapt five positions into a tie for seventh place. The Mountain Lions sliced 15 strokes off their first round score to shoot 306 on the par 72, 6,043-yard layout on the Pine Lakes Golf Club.
Hannah Walker was the top finisher for the Mountain Lions as she tied for sixth place at 149 after a one-under par 71 in the final round. Peyton Rich and Emma Agermo tied for 35th place at 159 after each shot a 77 over the final 18 holes. Savannah Rainbolt shot her second consecutive round of 81 and finished in 49th place at 162, while Emma Andersson had an 86 and placed 61st at 166.
Caroline Hardee led Lander with a 13-over 157 to finish in a tie for 26th overall. Tatum Warr tied for 44th with a two-day total of 16-over 160, while Hannah Stephenson placed right behind Warr with a 17-over 161 to tie for 46th. Madison Jordanfinished tied for 50th with a 19-over 163. Marley Barefoot rounded out the Bearcat lineup tying for 58th with a 21-over 165.
Individually, Chloe Hiott carded a 19-over 163 to tie for 50th.
Daniela Alonso finishes in a tie for 24th place at the Rollins Legends Invite
ORLANDO, Fla. – Flagler College's Daniela Alonso finished in a three-way tie for 24th place after she carded a 4-over par 76 today to finish the 54-hole Rollins Legends Invitational with a 13-over 229. The Saints shot an 83-over 947 (317-312-318) to conclude the tournament at the Country Club of Orlando (par 72; 6,134 yards).
No. 8 (Golfstat Division II relative ranking) Dallas Baptist University topped the 11-team field with a 31-over 895. The Patriots won by four strokes over No. 2 Nova Southeastern University (899). No. 16 Rollins College (903), the host school, finished in third while No 9 Barry University (904) finished in fourth place. No. 3 Lynn University (907) rounded out the top five. Nine of the 11 teams competing are ranked in the top 25, including seven in the top 10.
Finishing atop the 63-woman field was Synne Lauritzen of Saint Leo University and Matilda Warren of Lynn with a 2-over 218. Lauritzen carded a 2-under 70 to five up spots on the leader board and force a playoff. She won the first playoff hole to take home medalist honors. Noemie Pare of Barry and Liza Eubanks of Rollins finished two shots back with a 4-over 220. There was a three-way tie for fifth place at +5.
Alonso recorded 10 pars and two birdies to finish at +4 in the final round. Kim Jakobs (+24) finished in a tie for 46th place. The rest of the team was: Bella Petrone (+27), Vivien Roesner (+28), and Marietta Ruhl (+31).
That concludes the fall season.