After a rough Monday, the Columbus State University women’s golf team improved by 15 strokes from round one shooting a 320 in the third and final round of the U.S. Women’s Invitational to finish in ninth place. The tournament took place at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
For the Lady Cougars, Heather Altiser led the way posting Columbus State’s best round of the tournament. The senior shot a four-over par 76, five strokes better than her previous best round of the tournament. She finished play 25-over and in a tie for 26th place.
After struggling in round two, sophomore Ciera Bagley rebounded on Tuesday shooting her best score of the tournament turning in an eight-over par 80. For the tournament, she was 48-over par and finished in a tie for 47th place.
Senior Kristin Galek improved by five strokes from round two posting a nine-over par 81 over the final 18 holes. She wrapped up play in 39th place shooting a 36-over 252.
The final team scorer for Columbus State in the third round was Madison Williams. The freshman shot an 11-over 83 on Tuesday to complete play 32-over par and in a tie for 37th place.
Columbus State will now prepare for the upcoming Peach Belt Conference Championship which will take place next weekend on April 20 and 21. The championship will be hosted by CSU at the Lake View Golf Course at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain.