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TU golfers climb two spots, finish fifth at Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate

TU golfers climb two spots, finish fifth at Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. --- The Tusculum University women's golf team carded a final round 317 to finish in a tie for fifth place at the 2020 Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate.  The Pioneers posted a two-day total 657, improving two spots and 33 strokes from Monday's opening round.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament was held at The Golf Club at South Hampton on the par-72, 5,958-yard golf course.

The Tusculum trio of Olivia Cunningham, Jennifer Keim and Yen Xuan Ong each shot 78 in Tuesday's final round as TU's 317 was the third-lowest score of the day.

Wingate won the team title as the Bulldogs held off a final day charge by Saint Leo, finish with a 36-hole total 613, two shots better than the Lions (615).  Belmont Abbey finished third with 651 while Emmanuel shot 653.  Tusculum and Newberry tied for fifth place with 657, followed by Erskine (670), Lincoln Memorial (675), King (682), North Greenville (684), Christian Brothers (698), Southern Wesleyan (701) and Coker (772).

Wingate's Warissa Puaangcharoen captured medalist honors with 75-74=149, winning by a one shot better than Saint Leo's Isabel Nesteus (72-78=150) and Wingate teammate Hailey McLaughlin (74-76=150).

Cunningham finished tied for 15th place with 161, while Keim tied for 17th place with her 36-hole tally of 162.  Ong was 21st with 163, followed by Hannah Brown's 171 (T38) and Taylor Gransen's 181 (T54).

The Pioneers have place fifth or better in all five its tournaments this season.  TU returns to action next month (Mar. 2-3) at the Low Country Invitational in Bluffton, South Carolina.

 

 

Team Scores

Pl

Team

1st

2nd

TOT

1

Wingate

306

307

613

2

Saint Leo

314

301

615

3

Belmont Abbey

333

318

651

4

Emmanuel

332

321

653

T5

TUSCULUM

340

317

657

T5

Newberry

336

321

657

7

Erskine

346

324

670

8

Lincoln Memorial

335

340

675

9

King

343

339

682

10

North Greenville

348

336

684

11

Christian Brothers

359

339

698

12

Southern Wesleyan

355

346

701

13

Coker

393

379

772

 

Tusculum Individual Scores

Pl

Player

1st

2nd

TOT

T15

Olivia Cunningham

83

78

161

T17

Jennifer Keim

84

78

162

T21

Yen Xuan Ong

85

78

163

T38

Hannah Brown

88

83

171

T54

Taylor Gransen

94

87

181

 

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