North Georgia Wins Opener; Lander Third in Program Return

North Georgia Wins Opener; Lander Third in Program Return

The North Georgia women's golf team took the title at the Full Moon Invitational in Alabama while Lander was third as the program returned to competition at the Cutter Creek Invitational.

Women's Golf Claims Top Spot at Full Moon BBQ Invitational

CALERA, Ala. - Placing four players in the top seven overall, the University of North Georgia women's golf team won the Full Moon BBQ Invitational, hosted by Montevallo, Tuesday at Calera Country Club. The Nighthawks won by 12 strokes over No. 25 West Georgia.

North Georgia stayed consistent, shooting another 302 on the second and final day of competition to run away with the tournament championship. This is North Georgia's first team title since winning the Brenau Spring Invitational in 2016.

The 302 marks both days are good enough to place in fourth for a single team round, while the final score of 604 is the best 36-hole event score in program history. Megan Sabol's tournament total of one-under is the second best score all-time, trailing only herself in the Patsy Rendleman Invitational last season.

Sabol finished in second place behind West Georgia's Franziska Bremm, who shot six-under for the tournament. Anna Greer finished alone in third after a one-over round Tuesday, while Carson Roberts finished in sixth and Karson Stone finished in a tie for seventh. Playing as an individual, Alexis Whitney finished in a tie for ninth.

The Nighthawks will next take part in the Battle at Old South, hosted by UNC Pembroke, on September 22-23 at Old South Golf Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Lander Third, UNC Pembroke Tied for Fourth at Cutter Creek Invitational

SNOW HILL, N.C. – The Lander women's golf team finished third at the Cutter Creek Invitational after the second round on Tuesday was rained out. Caroline Hardee tied for first in her collegiate debut as the Bearcats placed three players in the top-10.  UNC Pembroke finished the event in fourth.

First round results were used and Barton's Kate Hawkins was awarded medalist honors over Hardee in a scorecard playoff. 

Hardee shot a four-over par 76, while Hannah Fesperman finished with a seven-over par 79 to tie for seventh place. Hannah Stephenson carded an eight-over par 80, tying for 10th place. 

Madison Jordan tied for 13th with a nine-over par 81, Tatum Warr finished with a 12-over par 84 to tie for 18th and Grace Zoller placed 27th with a 17-over par 89.

Mount Olive won the team title, followed by Barton and Lander. 

UNC Pembroke senior Alexandria Bare carded a 6-over-par 78 to nestle into a tie for fourth place, while junior Katy Flax was seven strokes off the lead after an opening-round 79, to lead the UNC Pembroke golf team to a fourth-place standing.

Madison Corley and Casey Burroughs are among a four-way tie for 18th place after Monday's round, while newcomer Parker Melting carded an 87 in her collegiate debut and a tie for 23rd place.

Fellow freshman Amanda Hamrin, who entered the tournament as an individual competitor, finished in 27th place after shooting an 89.

UNC Pembroke hosts the Battle at Old South this weekend while the Bearcats will compete at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational in Salisbury, N.C., on Oct. 8-9.