UNCP Golf Eclipses School Record, Finishes 2nd At Rendleman Invitational
SALISBURY – Senior Katy Flax matched a school record with a 4-under-par 68 to key a school-record round of 288 for the UNC Pembroke golf team as the Braves leapt all the way up to the runner-up position before the conclusion of Tuesday's final round of the Catawba-hosted Patsy Rendleman Invitational. Young Harris finished ninth and Lander 10th in the 16-team event.
Flax (E) matched her own school record (shared with Ashlii Thompson) and finished just one stroke off of the pace of Catawba's Kaley Barts (-1) who was crowned as the individual tournament champion. Sophomore Parker Melting (+3) worked her way into a five-way tie for sixth place, while freshman Elizabeth Ritchie (+4) made a big move up the leaderboard and finished in a tie for 11th place. Casey Burroughs turned in a 3-over-par 75 on Tuesday which was good enough to move her into a seven-way tie for 23rd place. Amanda Hamrin (+13) shared 44th place with three other players.
Samantha DeBusk (+15), who was participating in the event as an individual competitor, walked away with a tie for 53rd place.
The Braves (+15), who keyed their school-record round with 16 birdies on Tuesday, finished just five strokes behind 10th-ranked Limestone (+10) for team title honors. Queens (+25), Mount Olive (+28) and Tusculum (+34) rounded out the top 5.
The Young Harris College women's golf team sliced 11 strokes off their first round score as the moved up three positions to finish in ninth place overall.
The Mountain Lions posted a 303 - the fourth lowest score of the day - in the final round on the par 72, 5,973-yard layout at the Country Club of Salisbury to finish the 36-hole tournament at 617. Limestone College won the 16-team event with a two-round tally of 586, five strokes clear of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Emma Agermo shot 73 in the final round for the Mountain Lions and finished tied for 17th place at 151, while Hannah Walker tied for 23rd at 152 after carding a 74. Peyton Rich signed for a 78 in the final round tied for 44th place at 157, while Savannah Rainbolt fired an 80 to tie for 53rd at 159. Emma Andersson shot a 78 and tied for 63rd place at 161. Catawba's Kaley Barts won the tournament with a 36-hole score of 143.
Lander finished 10th after firing a 28-over 316 in the final round on Tuesday.
Caroline Hardee finished fourth at 1-over 145. Marley Barefoot tied for 23rd with an 8-over 152, while Tatum Warr's 15-over 159 was good for share of 53rd-place. Hannah Stephenson finished tied for 75th with a 22-over 166. Chloe Hiott shot a 25-over 169 to finished 83rd.
North Georgia 7th, Flagler 8th at D2 Golfweek Invitational
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Megan Sabol finished in a tie for fifth as the University of North Georgia women's golf team held at seventh place to finish the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational Tuesday at Mission Inn Resort. The Saints finished six strokes ahead of Flagler in eighth.
Sabol finished in a six-way tie at 149 for the 36-hole event, nine strokes off the pace of Saint Leo's Francesca Santoni, the tournament's individual champion.
North Georgia finished at 623 as a team, 10 strokes behind sixth place and No. 9 Arkansas Tech. No. 8 Saint Leo won the tournament by one stroke over No. 1 Dallas Baptist. No. 15 Florida Southern finished in third, two strokes behind the Lions. No. 14 Lee and No. 20 St. Edward's rounded out the top five teams.
Flagler's Kim Jakobs finished in a tie for 26th place with an 11-over 155. She carded an 8-over 80 in today's final round.
Saint Leo University topped the 12-team field and one by a stroke with a 22-over 598. The Lions turned in the lowest round of the day with a 6-over 294, which allowed them to move up two spots after opening the day 10 strokes back. Dallas Baptist University (599) finished in second place while Florida Southern College (600), yesterday's leader in the clubhouse, finished in third. Lee University (606) and St. Edward's University (609) rounded out the top five.
Bella Petrone (158) moved up seven spots on the leaderboard and finished in a tie for 29th place. She turned in a 6-over 78 today. Marietta Ruhl (158) was part of that five-way tie for 29th place. Vivien Roesner (159) finished in a tie for 34th place while Katya King (163) wrapped up by tying for 43rd place.