McCormick, SC — Lander’s women’s golf team took first place at the Savannah Lakes Invitational on Tuesday with the conclusion of round two. The Bearcat duo of Sakurako Tanaka and Kajsa Lindquist finished in the top five.
Lander hit 590 (293+297) for a nine-over-par performance. Peach Belt opponents Columbus State and Limestone tied for second, scoring 596 out of 20 over par. Flagler was tied for ninth with Young Harris for 16th.
Tanaka and Lindquist tied for fourth with two over par, shooting 146 in both rounds. Gracie McCoy tied for 15th, just three shots behind his teammates on five over par. Caroline Hardee tied for 33rd with nine over par, while Ella Nilsson also finished in the top 40 in a tie for 36th with ten over par. Individual competitor Victoria Callahan tied for 50th, 14 over par.
Cara Hilburn and Emily Beiers led Lander’s second team. The pair tied for 41st and hit 11 over par. Elizabeth Bradley tied for 50th with a 14-over-par performance. Caitlyn Cash tied for 62nd and Chloe Hiott tied for 78th with outings 17 over par and 25 over par.
Columbus State dropped a bit from the first round on Tuesday, posting a 14-over 302 to complete the game. The Lady Cougars finished with an overall score of 20 out of 596 and tied for No. 5 Limestone University ranked second on the leaderboard. Lander University won the tournament with 14 over 590 after posting a 9 over 297 in the final round.
All five Lady Cougars fired similar scores in the second round. Beryl Giletti ended his top 5, shooting a 3-over 75 to equal teammate Marine Legentil’s second-round score. Giletti (+2, 146) finished tied for fourth overall, while Legentil (+4, 148) was tied for 12th. The other three Lady Cougars shot 4-over 76s on Tuesday.
Flagler finished tied for ninth after shooting a par 609 over 33 (298-311). Stella Jelinek finished tied for fourth with a 2-over 146 (71-75) in her college debut. She made 15 pars in the final round today and had 27 in the 36 holes she played.
Jordyn Hodgson finished tied for 15th with a 5-over 149 (74-75). She had an eagle on the 11th hole of the par-5, 479 yards. Marietta Ruhl, playing solo, hit a 6-over 150 (74-76) to finish tied for 19th place. Sophie Wheeler tied for 26th with a 7-over 151 (74-77). Jan Browne (+19) and Sloane Siebert (+21) completed the Flagler contingent.
Young Harris hit 343 in the final round. Connor Johnson had the lowest round of the day – 77 – for the Mountain Lions and finished tied for 74th out of 166.
DALLAS, Texas — The University of North Georgia women’s golf team made a final round of 298 points 10 over par to finish the DBU Women’s Classic in 14th place out of 16 schools. The 54-hole 26-over total marks the second-best three-round total in the program’s history.
Newcomer Amari Smith (75-71-69–215, 12th) led UNG in the tournament after a 69 three-under-par in the third round. Smith jumped 14 spots from 26th after the second round to 12th.
The Nighthawks hit 298 (+10) in the opening round before finding the balance and ending the day with 294 (+6) in the second round. The third round 298 (+10) dropped one place to finish the tournament. Maddie Ananthasane (72-75-73–220, t31st) finished second to the Nighthawks with four over par for the tournament.
At the. 13 Henderson State took home the team title with a three-round total of 858, six under par. Maria Hoyos de Lynn took home the singles title with a score of 12 under par (204).
Ten of the top 25 teams from the WGCA Coaches Preseason Poll competed in the two-day event.