Women's Golf Places 12th at Amelia Island Collegiate
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's golf team fired a 319 over its final 18 holes at the Amelia Island Collegiate in Fernandina Beach, Fla., Tuesday, to finish 12th in the 16-team tournament.
The event, which took place at the par-72, 6,029-yard Amelia National Golf Club, saw Golden Eagle junior Kelly Erasmus (Capetown, South Africa) and freshman Henriette Syr (Oslo, Norway) each shoot a final round 77 to lead the team over the final 18 holes.
Erasmus completed the 54-hole tournament with a 221 stroke total to post an 10th place tie -- her fifth Top 20 finish of the season - while Syr ended her first collegiate competition with a 231 and a 46th-place tie.
Freshman Valentina Haupt registered her highest round of the week with an 81 to end with a 227 and a 31st-place tie. Junior Devon Spriddle added an 84 over her final 18 holes for a 76th-place with a 245 stroke total, while freshman Miranda Holt (Pensacola, Fla.) withdrew from the event.
North Florida captured the team crown with a 15-over 879, beating Cincinnati by five strokes (890). Campbell and Kennesaw State tied for third at 895, while Bradley was fifth at 896, followed by Tulsa (898), Georgia Southern (902), Daytona State College (912), Florida Gulf Coast (917), Memphis (918), Jacksonville State (919), before Southern Miss. (924).
Wofford tallied a stroke total of 929 for 13th place, before Jacksonville at 939 and Winthrop at 941. Despite shooting a 79 over the final 18 holes, Ji Sun Kang of Daytona State College won the individual crown with a one-under 215, defeating Megan Wilshire of North Florida.
The Golden Eagles return to action Feb. 28-March 1 at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic at the Osprey Point and Oak Ridge Golf Club in Kiawah Island, S.C.