Junior Samantha O'Donnell took home medalist honors Friday as the University of South Carolina Beaufort women's golf team finished second to top-ranked SCAD Savannah in a three-team match at Old South Golf Links in Bluffton.
O'Donnell carded a 4-over-par 76 to lead USCB, which moved up three spots to No. 12 in the most recent NAIA Women's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Junior Tori DeGroodt shot 80, followed by senior Kendra Collins at 82, sophomore Lina Sekerkova at 84 and sophomore Hayley Miller at 91.
The Sand Sharks' team score of 322 was five shots behind the top-ranked Bees. Mount Mercy (Iowa) shot 361, two strokes ahead of SCAD's "B" team.
Next up for USCB is the Sun Conference Championship from April 11-15 at Lake Wales (Fla.) Country Club.