AUGUSTA, G.A. – The Kennesaw State women’s golf team equaled their best finish of the season as the Owls turned in a final round five-over par 289 and tied for second place with a 21-over par 54-hole total of 873 on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the 13-team 3M Jaguar Intercollegiate, hosted by GRU Augusta at the par-71, 6,085-yard Forest Hills Golf Club.
Entering the day in third, the Owls battled with tournament champion Coastal Carolina and co-runner-up Furman throughout the final round, closing to within two strokes of the lead, before the Chanticleers took home the championship with a 15-over par total of 867 after firing the low round of the day with a four-over par score of 288. The Paladins equaled KSU’s 21-over par total of 873 after shooting a seven-over par 291 on Sunday.
“I am incredibly proud of the team’s overall play,” said head coach Rhyll Brinsmead. “We had a great time battling with Furman and Coastal Carolina on the course. We had contribution from positions one through five this week and you will always be successful when the entire team counts. We competed with some of the best team in the country today and this will be huge for our confidence.”
Seniors Ines Lescudier and Kaew Preamchuen finished off strong individual performances in Augusta to each brought home a top-10 finish for the Owls. Lescudier paced KSU by destroying the season’s previous low individual 54-hole score with a two-under par 211 to place fourth after carding a one-under par 70 in her final round. Preamchuen wrapped up the three-day event in ninth with a four-over par 217 and posted a two-over par 73 in the final round.
Sophomore Laura Estefenn rebounded to shoot an even-par 71 on the day and placed in a tie for 18th with an 11-over par score of 224.
Sophomore Dulcie Sverdloff carded her second-straight four-over par 75 and totaled a 13-over par 226 to tie for 28th, while freshman Henriette Nielsen registered an eight-over par 79 and finished in a tie for 30th with a 14-over par total of 227.
Coastal Carolina’s Lena Schaeffner took home individual medalists honors with a four-under par 209 to defeat Taylor Totland by one stroke.
The Owls will next be in action on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 as they host Columbia in a match at the Pinetree Country Club at 1 p.m. ET.