North Georgia 2nd at LeeAnn Noble Memorial; YHC’s Walker Finishes Second

Young Harris' Hannah Walker
Young Harris' Hannah Walker

UNG Women's Golf Finishes Alone in Second at LeeAnn Noble Memorial

DAHLONEGA - Megan Sabol finished in a tie for third individually as the University of North Georgia women's golf team placed second in the Fourth Annual LeeAnn Noble Memorial at Achasta Golf Club. Lee University set a new 18- (290) and 36-hole (586) record on the final day to finish as the tournament champion.

Young Harris' Hannah Walker was second in the individual standings and the low PBC player of the tournament.  The Mountain Lions were third in the team standings with Columbus State sixth and UNC Pembroke 11th.
North Georgia's two-round score tied the program's best set earlier this season at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational. Lenoir-Rhyne (617) and Lincoln Memorial (620) rounded out the top-five teams in the tournament.

Sabol shot a three-over-par 147 in the tournament, finishing four strokes back of Lee's Haverly Harrold for the individual title. Carson Roberts finished in a three-way tie for fifth at 148.

The Mountain Lions shot 307 in the final round on the par 72, 5,934-yard layout to finish the 36-hole event with a score of 606.

Walker was named to the all-tournament field after posting a score of 74 in the final round to finish the tournament at 146. Only Lee's Haverly Harrold (143) was better than Walker in the 89-player field. It was her fourth finish in the top five in a tournament for the sophomore from Cumming, Georgia.
Reece Brooks picked up a top-10 finish as she tied for ninth place at 151 after posting a 76 in the final round. Candler Kimsey and Savannah Rainbolt just missed a top-20 effort, coming in a tie for 21st place at 155. Kimsey carded a 78, while Rainbolt had a 79. Christie Blaurock shot an 81 in the final round and tied for 28th place at 157.

Columbus State shot 306 in Monday's opening round before a round of 321 on Tuesday to finish at 627 for the tournament.
Jordan Booker took the top spot for the Lady Cougars, turning in a two-round total of 156 to tie for 24th place. 
Victoria Libaak and Hannah Holland tied for 39th overall with a total of 159. Anna Meleshkina and Monica Ruiz Pavon were one shot behind their teammates at 160 and tied for 43rd.

Alexandria Bare paced the Braves for the second time in as many tournaments, as the junior fired a second-round 75 to jump up 15 spots on the individual leaderboard and finish in a tie for 16th in the 89-player field. Sophomore Katy Flax moved up 13 slots to share 18th with a final-round 76, while classmate Casey Burroughs finished solo 58th after carding an 80 on Tuesday. Freshman Samantha DeBusk shot another 86 to move up two slots into 69th and junior Savannah Thompson moved into a tie for 70th with a final-round 86.

Saints tie for fifth place at Saint Leo Invite

DADE CITY, Fla. – The Flagler College women's golf team tied for fifth place with a 28-over par 604 (299-305) at the Saint Leo Invitational which concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club (par 72; 6,007 yards).

Nova Southeastern University finished atop the 10-team field with an 11-over 587 (286-301). They held off Saint Leo University, the host school, by five strokes. The Lions turned in a 297 in the final round, but they entered the day nine strokes back. The University of Tampa (595) and Florida Tech (602) finished in third and fourth places, respectively.    

There was a three-way tie for first place. Tilda Larsson of Barry University, Michelle Ruiz of Nova Southeastern and Kiira Riihijarvi of Tampa all finished with a 4-under 140. Riihijarvi shot the lowest round of the day with a 3-under 69 to move up two spots to tie. Riihijarvi won the playoff with a birdie on the 18th hole, the second playoff hole.    

Kim Jakobs tied for 11th place with a 3-over 147, a career-best for a 36-hole tournament. Miranda Greenetied for 14th place with a 5-over 149. Pauline Tainton tied for 28th place with a 10-over 154. Natalia Azcuemoved up 10 spots thanks to a 4-over 76 in the final round to finish in a tie for 35th place with  12-over 156. Lara Ardler finished in 47th place with an 18-over 162.

Flagler hosts the 15th annual Flagler Fall Slam next Monday-Tuesday at the Marsh Creek Country Club.