Samford holds on to win Low Country Invitational at Moss Creek

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 24, 2014 

Samford entered the day with a one-stroke lead on Southern Conference rival Western Carolina in the sixth-annual Low Country Invitational on Moss Creek Golf Club's South Course, and held off the Catamounts with a winning total of 52-over-par 628.

Samford posted the best team score of the final round, a 27-over 315, which was two shots better than WCU's 317. Gardner-Webb took third, followed by Bethune-Cookman and host Wofford. The Terriers finished fifth.

Golfers on Monday faced winds blowing 15 to 20 miles per hour throughout the day, and a 20-degree decrease in temperatures from Sunday.

WCU's Kristin Swindell won the individual championship. Swindell was the 18-hole leader with a 3-over 75 on Sunday, and finished the tournament with a final-round 4-over 76 for a winning total of 7-over 151. She defeated teammate Kim Mitchell by two strokes.

Three Samford individuals rounded out the top five, including Bailey Gray (76-81--157), Alex Jasper (80-77--157) and Sydney Needham (79-79--158).

Low Country Intercollegiate

Moss Creek Golf Club, South Course

Par 72, 5,815 Yards

Monday

Team scores

1. Samford 315, 2. Western Carolina 317, 3. Gardner-Webb 325, 4. Bethune-Cookman 323, 5. Wofford 334, 6. Presbyterian 343, T7. USC Upstate 348, T7. Radford 334, 9. Appalachian State 345, 10. The Citadel 367.

Top-10 Individuals

1. Kristin Swindell, Western Carolina 75-76--151

2. Kim Mitchell, Western Carolina 77-76--153

T3. Bailey Gray, Samford 76-81--157

T3. Alex Jasper, Samford 80-77--157

5. Sydney Needham, Samford 79-79--158

6. Abby Driscoll, Presbyterian 77-82--159

T7. Anne Marie Covar, Wofford 82-78--160

T7. Lauren Dunbar, Wofford 78-82--160

T7. Taylor Dodson, Gardner-Webb 83-77--160

T7. Taylor Allison, Western Carolina 82-78--160

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