MACON, Ga. – Ella Ofstedahl fired a career-best 66, and Alberte Thuesen shot a 71 to lead the Georgia Southern women’s golf team to a third-place finish at the Idle Hour Collegiate Tuesday.
Ofstedahl (-7) earned co-medalist honors for the second win of her career. The senior has finished in the top-10 in four of her last six collegiate events and now has seven top-5s, 10 career top-10s and 16 career top-20s. Thuesen tied for ninth for her third top-10 of the fall.
Georgia Southern finished four strokes ahead of Seton Hall and nine clear of Troy, both of whom are were ranked ahead of the Eagles before the event, according to Golfstat. No. 28 Charlotte was the only team to shoot under par and won the event, and tournament host Mercer placed second.
Ofstedahl started the day on the 4th hole and recorded four birdies on her first seven holes. She added birdies on holes 13, 14, 17, 1 and 2 to shoot 32 on the front and 34 on the back.
Thuesen made par on her first six holes before birdieing three of the next four. The freshman finished the day with a pair of pars.