MT. PLEASANT, S.C. –Ansley Bowman fired a school record 69 in the second round, and Yeji Shin shot a 70 in the third to lead the Georgia Southern women’s golf team to a second-place finish in the CSU Fall Invitational Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, at Rivertowne Country Club.
The tournament came down to the wire, and the counters from College of Charleston (+5) all parred their last two holes of the day to claim a two-stroke victory over the Eagles.
Yeji Shin (-1) and Iben Hvass each tied for third, two strokes behind medalist Laura Fuenfstueck of College of Charleston. Georgia Southern’s Lauren Coe (+6) tied for 13th, and Julianna Collett (+9), who played as an individual this week, tied for 18th.
The second-place team finish and third-place individual finishes are the best in the brief history of the program, which is in its second season. The Eagles led the tournament with 37 birdies and ranked second in pars with 176. Hvass led the Eagles with a 70-73=143 today, while Shin carded a 74-70=144.
Quotable from coach Emily Kuhfeld:
“The girls really bought in to what we have been working on this season. We had a good plan of where we wanted the ball to end up on each hole and then it was a matter of putting a good roll on our putts. The way we attacked the course set us up for good scores, and we did a great job of sticking with the plan, which was one of our goals.”
“Being in contention for the first time as a team was a really wonderful learning experience to have at the beginning of the season and will end up helping us down the road. The lessons we learned will help us be able to finish it off the next time we’re in that situation.”
Next up for the Eagles: Georgia Southern travels to the Mary Fossum Invitational, hosted by Michigan State, September 24-25, 2016.