KENNESAW, Ga. – Ella Ofstedahl fired a 73 in the final round of the Hennsler Intercollegiate Tuesday and tied for eighth, and the Georgia Southern women’s golf team placed ninth in the event at Pinetree Country Club.
Ofstedahl (+5) finished a stroke behind Julia Johnson of Ole Miss in seventh and two shots behind a tie for fifth. It was the sophomore’s second top-10 and fourth top-20 finish of the season.
Nineteenth-ranked Kent State won the tournament, and Ole Miss finished second. Host Kennesaw State placed third, followed by Augusta and Coastal Carolina.
Natalie Petersen and Julianna Collett each posted 77 for Georgia Southern today. Sarah Noonan shot an 80, and Ansley Bowman finished with an 81.
Ofstedahl teed off the 10th hole and began the day with four straight pars. She made par or better on six consecutive holes as she made the turn with a birdie on the par-3 17th and finished with a pair of birdies on her final four holes to shoot even on the front.
Petersen birdied the par-3 12th and played the front nine even with birdies on holes 1 and 9, and Collett wound up playing the back nine even with birdies on 14 and 16 and parred her final four holes of the tournament.
Quotables from head coach Emily Kuhfeld
“We have a lot to build on after playing a challenging course like Pinetree and in difficult conditions. It was a good test and opportunity for us, and we have some cleaning up on and around the greens to do.”
“We are excited to see Ella have a strong performance with a top-10 and saw some great course management and approach shots from her. We have a few days of practice and then are headed to Charleston on Saturday for our next event!”
The Eagles return to action in the Charleston Invitational at Rivertowne Country Club in Charleston, S.C., April 2-3.