DAHLONEGA - Megan Sabol finished in third place individually as the University of North Georgia women's golf team used a final-round score of 300 to jump from a tie for seventh to second place in the final round of the LeeAnn Noble Memorial. Columbus State was tied for fourth with Young Harris in sixth and Lander 11thin the 14-team field. The tournament was played at the Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega.
Sabol fired a 72 in the final round to finish the tournament with a one-over 145 to lead UNG in the tournament, claiming All-Tournament honors. Anna Greer finished in a tie for 13th at 149 after improving one stroke from Monday to Tuesday.
The Nighthawks shot 609 in the 36-hole event, claiming the fifth-best 36-hole score in program history. Anderson won the tournament by shooting new 18- and 36-hole tournament records, firing a one-under 287 in the final round to finish with an eight-over 584.
Columbus State carded a team score of 305 on Tuesday to finish with a two-round total of 613.
Victoria Libaak went low on Tuesday for the Lady Cougars, shooting 1-under par 71. The sophomore was 3-over for the tournament and tied for eighth overall. The top-10 finish is the second of her collegiate career, and her first round under par.
Anna Meleshkina shot 78 on Tuesday, but still registered a top-20 showing in 19th place. Selina Budde and Monica Ruiz Pavon tied for 40th overall after shooting 79 and 77 on Tuesday, respectively.
Jordan Booker turned in a round of 83 for the drop score in the final round. Booker tied for 42nd overall.
Young Harris shot 312 in the final round on the par 72, 5,934-yard layout to finish the 36-hole event with a score of 616.
Savannah Rainbolt carded a 78 in the final round and came in 18th place with a two-day tally of 152. Emma Andersson posted an 83 and tied for 22nd with a score of 154, while Hannah Walker shot a 76 and tied for 26th place at 155. Peyton Rich had the low round of the day - a career-best 75 - and finished in a tie for 29th place at 156, while Emma Agermo had an 83 and tied for 51st at 163.
Young Harris had two golfers - Nicole Jordan and Molly Vinson - played as individuals in the tournament. Jordan shot an 87 and finished in 74th place, while Vinson fired a 99 and came in 81st with a score of 185.
For Lander, Caroline Hardee and Hannah Fesperman led the Bearcats, finishing in a tie for 26th at 11-over par. Madison Jordan tied for 36th with a 13-over 157. Competing as an individual, Hannah Stephenson tied for 38th.
Grace Zoller finished at 17-over par to tie for 44th and Tatum Warr tied for 51st with 19-over par.
Lincoln Memorial's Lise Malherbe won the tournament individually, finishing with a two-under 142.
Saints finish in eighth place; Tainton and Petrone finish in top 20
DADE CITY, Fla. – The Flagler College women's golf team finished in eighth place at the 36-hole Saint Leo Invitational. The Saints shot a 23-over par 311 today to finish with a 43-over 619 at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club's South Course (par 72; 6,105 yards).
Barry University was able to hold on to top the nine-team field with a 17-over 593. The Buccaneers took the team title by three strokes over Florida Southern College and Nova Southeastern University, which both finished with a 596. The University of Tampa (602), and Stetson University (608) rounded out the top five.
Kiira Riihijarvi of Tampa led the 57-woman field with a 6-under 138. She was the only golfer to break par and won by a comfortable six strokes over Amanda Gartrell (144) of Florida Southern. Tilda Larsson (145) of Barry finished third and Sophia Madden (146) of Nova Southeastern shot a 2-under 70 today to finish in fourth place. Two golfers tied for fifth place at +3.
Pauline Tainton posted her second consecutive top 10 finish as she carded a 6-over 150 to finish in a tie for 10th place. Bella Petrone shot a career-best 76 today to finish in a tie for 18th place with a 9-over 153. Kim Jakobs tied for 31st place with a 12-over 156. Miranda Greene (+16) and Katya King (+20) rounded out Flagler's point scorers.
Ella Stromfelt, played as an individual, finished with at +27.
Flagler will host the 16th annual Flagler Fall Slam, Oct. 22-23, at the Marsh Creek Country Club.