Lady Saints Hit the Links for First Tournament
– The North Georgia College & State University
women’s golf team competed in their first-ever tournament
Tuesday afternoon, finishing 9th in the 10-team field at the 4th
Annual Piedmont College Fall Invitational at The Orchard Golf &
The tournament was originally scheduled to be a 36-hole event with 18 holes on Monday, followed by the final round on Tuesday, but the tournament was shortened to 18 holes after heavy rains washed out the first round on Monday.
Charley Whitmire led North Georgia with the low round of the day, shooting a 23-over 95, placing her in a tie for 29th place, while teammate Brittany Kemp recorded a 99, shooting 27-over-par to finish in a three-way deadlock for 37th position.
Courtney Hall finished in third for the Saints, coming in 48th place overall as the sophomore shot a 39-over-par 111. Amy Lewis rounded out the scoring for North Georgia with her 58-over-par 130, placing her in 52nd position.
Methodist University captured the team title, accumulating a team total 335, steering them 10 shots ahead of the field as Tennessee Wesleyan was second with 345, while Piedmont College and Young Harris tied for fourth with 346. North Georgia shot 435 to finish ninth in the event.
Spartanburg Methodist’s Corrine Skelly was the individual champion, running away with the title with an even-par 72. Kelsey McEntyre of Young Harris was the runner-up at six-over-par, while Hollins University’s Sara Nunnally was third with an eight-over-par 80.
North Georgia returns to action October 5-6 at the Chick-fil-A Intercollegiate at the Stonebridge Country Club.