The USC Beaufort women's golf team's wait between victories was much shorter this time around.
After going 4 1/2 years between team titles, the Sand Sharks claimed their second victory in a two-week span -- and the first back-to-back titles in program history -- by cruising to a 27-shot win at the Columbia College Fall Invitational on Tuesday.
USCB followed up its first-round 326 with a 322 in the final round at Blythewood's Columbia Country Club, easily defeating runner-up St. Andrews and the rest of the seven-team field.
USCB's top four golfers finished in the top eight, with freshman Emily Turner and senior Samantha O'Donnell tying for second at 15-over-par 159, four shots behind champion Laura Kinsman.
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Franzi Knoetsch finished sixth at 164, while fellow freshman Moa Kristenson was two shots behind her in a tie for eighth. Junior Lindsey Mapes, competing as an individual, tied for 17th, and junior Maggie Black was 35th.
"Qualifying for this week mixed up the lineup and we proved exactly how deep we are," USCB coach Alexis Bennett said. "I love that everyone on the team was able to experience at least one of the two wins."
The Sand Sharks wrapped up their fall campaign by winning two of their four events and now have a long layoff before resuming action Feb. 16-17 at the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational at King & Prince Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.
"It was a great end to the fall and an encouragement looking toward the spring season," Bennett said. "We know what we need to work on, but I'm so excited for the future of this program and to see how far we can take this run."
Team scores: USCB 326-322--648; St. Andrews 338-337--675; Tennessee Wesleyan 340-336--676; Lindsey Wilson 350-342--692; Sandhills CC 359-346--705; Reinhardt 363-352--715; Columbia College 362-355--717
USCB results: T2. Emily Turner 81-78--159; T2. Samantha O'Donnell 78-81--159; 6. Franzi Knoetsch 82-82--164; T8. Moa Kristenson 85-81--166; T17. Lindsey Mapes 87-88--175; 35. Maggie Black 101-102--203