Women’s Golf Update – April 3

Young Harris' Hannah Walker
Young Harris' Hannah Walker

Andersson leads Mountain Lions at Lady Bearcat Invitational to their best finish of year

GREENWOOD, S.C. | Emma Andersson led the Young Harris College women's golf team to their best performance of the year as the Mountain Lions finished in third place at the Lady Bearcat Invitational hosted by Lander University Tuesday (April 2) afternoon.  The host Bearcats finished fifth in the 12-team field

The Mountain Lions shot 316 in the final round on the par 72, 5,832-yard layout at The Links at Stoney Point course to finish the 36-hole event with a score of 631. Savannah College of Art and Design, who are the defending NAIA national champion and currently No. 2 in the NAIA, won the 12-team tournament with a score of 614, one better than Limestone College. It was the best team finish of the season for Young Harris and is the third consecutive top-five effort.

Andersson was named to the All-Lady Bearcat Invitational team as she shot a 77 in the final round to finish in a tie for fourth place with a two-day total of 153. Hannah Walker recorded a top-20 finish as she tied for 16th place at 160 after her second consecutive round of 80. Teammates Peyton Richand Savannah Rainbolt tied for 24th at 163. Rainbolt carded a 78 in the final round, while Rich fired an 81. Emma Agermo tied for 33rd place at 165 after an 88.

Hannah Fesperman led the Bearcats with a 10-over 154, finishing in a tie for seventh. Caroline Hardee and Hannah Stephenson both tied for 18th by posting a 17-over 161. Madison Jordan tied for 33rd with a 21-over 165 and Grace Zoller shot a 38-over 182 to finish 65th. Playing as an individual, Caroline Jenkins finished 69th with a 56-over 200. 

North Georgia Finishes Eighth at Argonaut Invitational

NAVARRE, Fla. - Carson Roberts and Alexis Whitney finished in a tie for 24th place as the University of North Georgia women's golf team finished in eighth place at the UWF Argonaut Invitational.

Roberts and Whitney each shot 244 to pace the Nighthawks in the event. UNG shot 983, the fifth-best 54-hole team score in program history.

Nova Southeastern won the tournament by 21 strokes over the host West Florida. Florida Southern, Saint Leo and Lee rounded out the top five in the standings.

Megan Sabol shot the low round of the day for the Nighthawks with an 8-over 80.

North Georgia will next compete in the Peach Belt Conference Championship at the Slammer & Squire in St. Augustine, Florida.