October 5, 2010

Women's Golf Takes 5th Place at Montevallo Invite

CALERA, AL – The North Georgia women's golf team finished fifth in the field of five teams at the Montevallo Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at the 5,826-yard par 71 Timberline Golf Club.

West Georgia captured the team championship with a 651 total, while Columbus State was second with 660 and Birmingham Southern finished just one shot behind CSU for third place. Montevallo took fourth with a 665 and North Georgia rounded out the field with a 725 after rounds of 363 and 362.

The race for the individual title came down to the wire as Montevallo's Emily Gibson found herself deadlocked with Columbus State's Nikki Crowley after 36 holes with a 14-over-par 156, but Gibson's lower round on the final nine holes gave the Falcon senior the victory.

CSU's Kimesha Anthony finished third and just one shot off the lead, while West Georgia's Lauren Giambastiani and Birmingham Southern's Jennifer Commander finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Catalina Olarte paced North Georgia for the third straight event, finishing alone in 9th place with rounds of 86 and 79 for two-day 23-over-par 165. Casey Truelove recorded a 22nd place finish, firing an opening round 82 and final round 96 for a 178 total.

Erica Breeden put together rounds of 96 and 90, good for a 186 and 26th place overall, while Jodie Borchert finished in a tie for 28th place with a 196. Courtney Hall rounded out the team with a 212 to take 31st place in the event.

The Lady Saints return to action next week, traveling to the Birmingham Southern Invitational at Highland Park and Golf Club on October 10-11.