Three PBC Women’s Golf Teams Compete at Flagler Fall Slam

Columbus State's Anna Meleshkina
Columbus State's Anna Meleshkina

ST. AUGUSTINE – The Flagler College women's golf team finished in ninth place after shooting a 30-over par 606 (301-305) at the 15th annual Flagler Fall Slam, which concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Marsh Creek Country Club (par: 72; 6,062 yards).

No. 10 (Golfstat Relative Ranking) Barry University won its seventh Fall Slam title and its third in a row. The Buccaneers shot a 9-over 585 and edged out Sunshine State Conference rival, No. 25 University of Tampa, by one stroke. No. 18 Wingate University (592) finished third while Lee University (596) and No. 6 Tarleton State University (597) rounded out the top five in the 18-team field.

Casey Wild of Tarleton State fired a 4-under 68, tying a tournament record for lowest round, and that enabled her to earn medalist honors with a 4-under 140 (72-68). Diana McDonald of Wingate finished in second place with a 2-under 142 (71-71). Worapitcha Anudit of Seminole State College and Tilda Larsson of Barry tied for third with a 1-under 143. Haverly Harrold of Lee also tied the tournament record for lowest round with a 68 this afternoon. She finished in a three-way tie for fifth place.  

Miranda Greene led the Flagler quintet with a 5-over 149 and tied for 14th place. Lara Ardler carded a season-best 6-over 150 and tied for 22nd place. Natalia Azcue and Kim Jakobs tied for 35th place with a 10-over 154. Pauline Tainton rounded out the team with a 21-over 165.

Brittney Calhoun led the trio of individuals for the Saints with a 20-over 164. Bella Petrone shot a 22-over 166 and Ella Stromfelt turned in a 40-over 184.

UNCP moved up three spots on the team leaderboard for its second-consecutive 11th-place finish after doing the same last week at the LeAnn Noble Memorial Tournament.

Freshman Maddy Corley (+5) shaved one stroke off her first round score with a final-round 74 to finish in a tie for 14th in the 98-player field, which marks her best-career finish in her young career. Sophomore Katy Flax (+10) carded a season-low 75 to leap 16 spots into a share of 35th, while junior Alexandria Bare (+13) shared 53rd with one other player after shooting a Tuesday 77. Sophomore Casey Burroughs (+16) finished amongst a four-way tie for 62nd with a second-round 79 and junior Savannah Thompson (+19) shot an 82 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 70th.

Columbus State shot 322 in the opening round and closed with a round of 311 to tally a 633 team score.

Anna Meleshkina had a strong showing in the final event, tying for 14th place overall. The sophomore carded rounds of 75 and 74 to finish at 5-over par.

Jordan Booker fired rounds of 81 and 82 to tie for 70th place, while Monica Ruiz Pavon closed strong with a round of 75 after 89 in the first round to finish in 72nd.

Hannah Holland shot 85 and 80 and Victoria Libaak posted scores of 81 and 85 as the duo finished 76th and 79th, respectively.