College Golf

USC Beaufort women close strong, finish 15th at NAIA golf tournament

info@islandpacket.comMay 19, 2012 

The University of South Carolina Beaufort women's golf team saved its best round for last and moved up two spots on the final day of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships at Link Hills Golf and Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn.

Despite playing without sophomore Kendra Collins for the third consecutive day because of illness, the Sand Sharks posted their best score of the 72-hole event with a 313, finishing at 1267 to move into a tie for 15th.

Senior Adriana Saavedra wrapped up her career at USCB with a steady performance all week, finishing in a tie for 34th at 21-over-par 313.

Freshman Tori DeGroodt finished strong with a 75 to jump all the way to a tie for 46th at 317. Juniors Phyllis Langley (T-52nd, 318) and Kelli Nakano (T-59th, 319) rounded out the lineup for the Sand Sharks, who were playing in the national tournament for the third year in a row.

British Columbia won the team title with a total of 1211, followed closely by a pair of Sun Conference schools -- SCAD Savannah was second at 1213, and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was third at 1215.

Victoria's Megan Woodland won the individual title at even-par 292, one shot ahead of Oklahoma Christian's Anna Arrese Cortadellas.

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