Behind the solid play of sophomore Ines Lescudier (Marseille, France / Tulane), the Kennesaw State women’s golf team turned its lowest 18-hole score of the season to finish a season-best third at the Challenge at Onion Creek that concluded Tuesday at the par-70, 5,821-yard Onion Creek Original Course in Austin, Texas.
The Owls finished with a total of 30-over par 870. “This result is much more indicative of this team’s capabilities,” Owls head coach Rhyll Brinsmead said. “We are peaking at the right time and we will carry this momentum into our next event next week. We have two days of practice to continue working on our games. The team is focused and determined right now.”
Leading the way for Kennesaw State was Lescudier, who concluded play at 2-over par 212.
“Ines again led the way, her play today was stellar,” Brinsmead said. “She is so close to winning a tournament and I’m very proud of her attitude and work ethic. It is really paying off.”
Lescudier was one of three Kennesaw State players to place in the top 20. Senior Ket Preamchuen (Chachoengsao, Thailand / Benchamaratrungsarit 2 School) recorded her best showing of the season as she tied for 12th and freshman Brittany Jarrett (Tift, Ga. / Tift County HS) posted a career-best finish, tying for 19th.
Sophomore Kaew Preamchuen (Chachoengsao, Thailand / Datdaruni School) tied for 25th while senior Molly Winnett (Gardendale, Ala. / Gardendale HS) tied for 32nd.
Kennesaw State returns to action next Monday (April 8) when it opens in the Marsh Landing Invitational hosted by Jacksonville at the Marsh Landing Golf Club.