HOUSTON – The Kennesaw State women’s golf team wrapped the third round of the ICON Invitational, as Tai Anudit climbed 14 places in the leader board to capture the first top-20 finish of the spring season. The Owls posted a collective 895 (+31) after all three rounds, and finished 12th in a talented field.
“Props to Tai for putting together a solid second and third round, and earning a top-20 finish. She was three-over after her first two holes of the event and played the next 52 holes even par,” said head coach Rhyll Brinsmead. “Overall, we’re just not where we need to be. Any given round we’re taking quality scores from different players, but the lack of depth is hurting us. To compete in these fields, we must have our best one through five. The team is acutely aware of this and we’re going to continue driving home the fact we have the talent, we just have to execute. Losing six shots on one hole is unacceptable. This is an example of the play that is hurting our team scores. We get a good amount of time before our next event and will put in the work that needs to be done.”
The course is a par 72 and 6,392 yards, with the final 18 holes played on Tuesday. The field included hosts Houston, No. 1 University of Texas, No. 5 Kent State, No. 20 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Texas Tech, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas State, Tulsa and UTSA.
Tai Anudit put together an impressive day on the links, as she scored a 71 (-1) in the third round. She sank birdies on holes 8, 13 and 17 to end the tournament three over-par, and finish in a tie for 20th.
Meva Schmit grinded out a solid 74 (+2) on the day, as she closes out the tournament six over-par. Her back-to-back birdies on holes 4 and 5 carried her to a tie for 39th place.
Bella Kil finished in a tie for 46th place after scoring a 77 (+5) on the day. She concludes the invitational eight over-par after collecting an impressive three over-par in the first two rounds.
Team captain Clara Aveling found herself in a tie for 63rd place after shooting a 78 (+6) on Tuesday. She ends her ICON Invitational 14 over-par.