CHARLESTON SOUTHERN PLACES 4TH AT MIMOSA HILLS INTERCOLLEGIATE; PC 5TH AND GARDNER-WEBB 6TH IN EVENT
A three-stroke improvement landed Amanda D'Ostroph a second place finish as she helped the CSU women's golf team to a fourth-place team finish on Tuesday afternoon at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate at the Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C.
In the event in which all five scores counted each day, the Bucs shaved 12 strokes off of yesterday's team score of 400 to shoot a 388 in the second round. Their final score of 788 placed them seven strokes behind third-place Wofford (781). Western Carolina won top honors with a score of 764, while host Appalachian State placed second with a 780.
Western Carolina's Sofie Kvarnstrom took home the top individual prize with a score of 73-73-146. D'Ostroph, who finished the first round tied for fifth place, shot a 73 in the second round to finish with a two-round score of 76-73-149 for five over par. Torey Johnson, who also finished the first round tied for fifth place, carded a 76-79-155 to shoot 11 over.
Also making strides was Vanessa Jay, who shaved five strokes off of her first round score of 81 to shoot a 76 on day two of action. Her final score of 157 put her 13 over par and in 16th place. Katelyn Bensch made an eight-stroke improvement to shoot 83-75-158, finishing 14 over and in 20th place. Viktoria Enhager shot 84-85-169 to take 37th place.
The Presbyterian College women's golf team finished fifth at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate behind the top-ten finishes of senior Kasay Holbrook and sophomore Kalie Goodman.
Holbrook hit a final round of 78 on the par-72 course to finish tied for fifth at 152 (74, 78). Goodman set a new personal best for two-rounds at 154 (74, 80) to tie for ninth and garner her first collegiate top-ten finish.
Senior Carrie McClenaghan improved during the final round to finish inside the top-20, tied for 16th at 157 (80, 77). Junior Kim Carpenter showed the most improvement for the Blue Hose, 10 strokes, and moved up to a tie for 32nd at 166 (88, 78). Sophomore Mary Kathryn Linder shot a collegiate-best round of 82 during the final round to move up to 36th place at 168 (86, 82). Sophomore Morgan Bentley shot 173 (84, 89) to finish 41st in her first collegiate tournament of only 36-holes.
Gardner-Webb junior Meghan Allum posted a top-10 finish overall, as the Runnin' Bulldogs finished sixth in the team standings. As a team, GWU carded rounds of 406 and 391 to finish in sixth-place overall with a two-day combined team score of 797, +77.
Allum, who finished tied for ninth overall in the individual standings, carded a first round 79 on Monday and a second round 75 on Tuesday to finish with a two-round combined score of 154, +10.
Fellow junior Sammy Vass turned in rounds of 79 and 80 over the two-day event to finish in a tie for 22nd-place overall with a combined score of 159, +15.
Senior Courtney Finocchiaro and junior Hannah Hellyer finished back-to-back, as Finocchiaro's two rounds of 82 and 78 gave her a combined score of 160, +16, good enough to place her in a tie at 25th-place, while Hellyer posted rounds of 84 and 77 to finish one stroke behind fellow teammate Finocchiaro at 161, +17, and in 27th-place overall.
Rounding out the scoring for the Runnin' Bulldogs was junior Lauren Smith and sophomore Pilar Morgan. Smith carded rounds of 82 and 81 to finish in a tie at 29th-place with a two-day combined score of 163, +19, while Morgan turned in rounds of 84 and 86 to finish with a combined score of 170, +26, placing her in a tie at 39th-place overall.
HOLY CROSS FINISHES 9TH AT HAWK INVITATIONAL
The Holy Cross women's golf team placed ninth of nine teams with a total two-day score of 764 at the Hawk Invitational, held at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course. Freshman Morgan Powers led the Crusaders in their first event of the spring, shooting a two-day score 163 and tied for 12th, her highest placing this season. Annika Karlsson of Fairleigh Dickinson won the individual title with a 149.
Senior Ellie Deluca followed Powers with a 173 and finished in 22nd place. Junior Kelly Reagan scored a two-round score of 210 while senior Melissa Magill and Lauren McCarthy rounded out the team's performances with respective scores of 219 and 225. Long Island-Brooklyn took home the team title with a combined score of 628 as tournament host Monmouth finished fourth.