BRASELTON, Ga. – Georgia Southern women’s golf shot its two lowest rounds of the season, and the Eagles placed 12th at The Fall Invitational Tuesday (October 6th, 2105).
The Eagles posted a 303 team total in the second round on the Chateau Course Monday and topped that with a 294 in the third round on the Woodlands Course Tuesday. The third-round total was the sixth lowest of the day and the first sub-300 round in program history. It came on the tougher of the two courses with rolling hills and tight fairways, and Sunday’s practice round there was rained out.
Iben Hvass (+7) shot a 1-under-par 71 in the third round and tied for 33rd with a tournament total of 75-77-71=223. Ansley Bowman (+10) carded an even-par 72 and tied for 40th with a 78-76-72=226.
Ariana Macioce shot 80-73-76=229 for the tournament, and Taylor Thompson carded a 77-77-75=229. Yeji Shin finished with a 77-77-78=232.
Hvass started her third round with five straight pars and was 2-under through 11 holes. The junior finished with four birdies on the day, including her last hole, for the 71. Bowman had a birdie and scored par on seven straight holes during her round. The freshman played her final five holes at 1-under-par for her 72. Macioce posted a 73 in the second round. The freshman was 2-over through her first nine holes and played her back nine bogey free with a birdie.
Quotable from Coach Emily Kuhfeld
“I am so proud of the team and how they played today. This tournament overall turned out to be a wonderful learning experience for the team in attitude and perseverance. Yesterday, I think the team approached that course and setup as ‘75 would be okay here,’ and it turned out to be a birdie fest. We need to practice being in the mindset of making more birdies, and today was a great start to that.”
The Eagles cap their fall season by playing in the Fighting Camel Fall Classic in Buies Creek, N.C., Oct. 18-20, 2015.