STATESBORO, Ga – Ansley Bowman sank a 2-foot putt on the first playoff hole to win medalist honors, and the Georgia Southern women’s golf team won the team title at the inaugural Strutter Gus Invitational at Georgia Southern University Golf Course Monday.
Bowman is the first Eagle to earn medalist honors in the history of the program, which is in its fourth season. The team title is the second for the program and the first since the 2017 Spring Break Shootout.
Bowman tied Bibilani Liu by making birdie at 17 and par on 18 to force the playoff, which started on the par-5 first hole. Both players reached the green in three, and Bowman ran a 9-foot putt for birdie past the hole before sinking the 2-footer coming back for par and the win.
The Eagles shot a 303 to win the tournament by 20 strokes over Boston College, and FAU finished third. Three other Eagles finished in the top-10 with Ella Ofstedahl taking third, Natalie Petersen finishing seventh and Sarah Noonan placing 10th. Julianna Collett tied for 21st.
The Eagles led the event in par-4 scoring and birdies and finished second in pars.
The Eagles travel to Daytona, Florida, and the Sun Belt Championship April 15-17 at LPGA International.