PBC Women’s Golf Update – March 6

Columbus State's Monica Ruiz Pavon
Columbus State's Monica Ruiz Pavon

Three PBC Teams in Top Four at Low Country Invitational

BLUFFTON, S.C. – The Flagler College women's golf team finished in second place at the 36-hole Low Country Invitational, which ended Tuesday afternoon. The Saints finished four shots off the lead with a 55-over par 623 at the Crescent Pointe Golf Club (par 71; 5,843 yards).  UNC Pembroke was third and Lander fourth at the event.

Kim Jakobs notched her first top-five finish with a 9-over 151. Miranda Greene joined her in the top 10 with an eighth place finish at +11.

Western Michigan University finished atop the 12-team field with a 51-over 619. 

Jasmine Chee of Western Michigan won a one-hole playoff to earn medalist honors. She got a par on the 18th hole while Hannah Stephenson of Lander missed her par putt. Both finished the tournament with a 7-over 149. Claire Hernandez of Western Michigan finished in third place with at +8. Joining Jakobs in a tie for fourth place was Diana McDonald of Wingate's "B" team.

Pauline Tainton tied for 20th place at +17 while Lara Ardler (+18) and Bella Petrone (+35) rounded out the team.

UNC Pembroke senior Alexandria Bare and freshman Parker Melting each carded a 6-over-par 77 in Tuesday's final round.  Bare (+11) finished in a tie for eighth place on the way to logging her eighth career top-10 finish and her third of the season. Junior Katy Flax(+15) shared 16th place with two other players, while Melting (+19) walked off the course in a tie for 27th place. Casey Burroughs (+18) logged a tie for 34th place for the Braves as well.
Sophomore Maddy Corley, who shot a team-best 3-over-par 75 in Monday's opening round, withdrew from competition on Tuesday due to injury. Newcomer Amanda Hamrin (+31), who was playing in the tournament as an individual competitor, finished in a tie for 50th place.

Lander's Hannah Stephenson tied for first at the event with a 7-over 149 total, falling to Western Michigan's Jasmine Chee in a playoff. Stephenson becomes the second Bearcat to tie for first at an event this season, along with Caroline Hardee, who tied for first at the rained-shortened Cutter Creek Invitational in September. 

Hardee was Lander's second-best finisher, tying for 11th on the week with a total of 156. Madison Jordan shot Lander's best round on Tuesday, using a 4-over 75 to finish in a tie for 24th. Hannah Fesperman and Caroline Jenkins rounded out the card for the Bearcats, tying for 40th and finishing 58th, respectively. 

Women's Golf Falls in Playoff at Lady Cougar Invitational

COLUMBUS - The Columbus State University women's golf team nearly captured the team title at the Lady Cougar Invitational, but fell in a one-hole playoff to officially finish in second place at the annual tournament. The two-day event was played at the Country Club of Columbus.

Dalton State won the playoff against the Lady Cougars after each team posted a two-round score of 637. Third place belonged to Carson-Newman (644) while Lincoln Memorial (653) took fourth. USCB carded a score of 656 to round out the top five. 

Monica Ruiz Pavon was the individual runner-up finishing at 11-over 155 for the tournament. The sophomore shot a three-over 75 on Tuesday and was just two strokes back of the medalist position.

After finishing day one tied for first, Hannah Holland finished the tournament tied for ninth place after shooting an 84 on Tuesday. For the tournament, Holland shot a 16-over 160.

Victoria Libaak and Anna Meleshkina tied for 12th in the tournament after carding an 81 on Tuesday. The duo finished the tournament 17-over 161. Selina Budde had the drop score for CSU in round two shooting a 91. The freshman completed the tournament in 33rd place. 

Playing as individuals, Kayla Poff rounded out the tournament with a round of 81 to tie Holland for ninth. Bailey Hochgertle also shot an 81 in round two to finish the tournament in 32nd place with an overall score of 176. 

Columbus State will head to the Hartsville Country Club to play in the Coker College Spring Invitational on March 18 and 19.