Women's Golf Places Fifth At Kiawah Island Intercollegiate To Open Season

Women's Golf Places Fifth At Kiawah Island Intercollegiate To Open Season
Lizzi Over tied for seventh at the Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. Photo by Joel Auerbach.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.—The Barry Buccaneers fired a final round 310, but dropped back one spot to fifth place (309-310--619) at the 2011 Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate on Sunday at Cougar Point Golf Club.

“The weather was 10 times better today,” head coach Gina Umeck said. “I’m pretty pleased for a first outing of the spring. With so many European players who can’t really practice over break, this was a pretty good result.”

Junior Lizzi Over was the top finisher for the Bucs, shooting 73-76—149 to tie for seventh place, just two strokes off the lead.

“Lizzi is really maturing as a player,” Umeck said. “She’s starting to develop the confidence to go along with her game.”

Sophomore Taylor Babcock fired the low round (73) of the day for the Bucs, finishing +9 (78-75—153). She finished tied for 14th overall with teammate Isadora Stapff who carded 76-77—153.

“Taylor is really stepping up this year,” Umeck said. “For a player who didn’t see much action as a freshman, she’s turning into one of our leaders. Isadora had a roller-coaster round. She made a lot of birdies, to make up for some bad holes.”

Louise Perulf (82-82--164 +20) and Sophie Weilguni (83-83--166 +22) completed the Bucs’ entry, finishing tied for 45th and tied for 48th out of 85 respectively.

Florida Southern rallied from nine strokes back to win the 2011 Tusculum College/Kiawah Island Women’s Golf Intercollegiate by one shot. The Mocs, the second-ranked team in NCAA Division II posted the lowest team score in the final round with 300 to finish with a two-day total of 605, edging runner-up Rollins (No. 17 in NCAA II) by a stroke (296-310—606).

The Florida Southern duo of Emily Flanigan and Melanie Audette paced the final round rally as each carded 73. Flanigan and Audette also finished tied for first place with UNC Pembroke’s Megan Moore at 147. Moore captured medalist honors on a scorecard playoff as she posted a two-day 75-72=147.

Rollins’ Joanne Coe and Brianna Seo also earned spots on the All-Tournament Team as they tied for fourth place at 148. Columbus State’s Kimesha Anthony also finished with 148, but Coe and Seo won the tie-break on a scorecard playoff.

Belmont Abbey finished third with 617, followed by # 15 UNC Pembroke (617), NAIA #11 Savannah College of Art & Design (630), Armstrong Atlantic State (631), Lynn (640), Lincoln Memorial (649), Columbus State (651) and Mount Olive (651) to round out the top 10. Anderson finished 12th with 668, while tournament host Tusculum made the biggest improvement of the field posting a final round 324 to shave 21 shots off its opening round to shoot 669 and finish 13th. Wingate was 14th with 676, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne (679), Queens University of Charlotte (680) and Coker (762).

The Bucs head off to Hilton Head, SC and Moss Creek Golf Club next week for the Newberry College Invitational, Feb. 14-15.
Women's Golf In Fourth After FIrst Round At Tusculum
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.—The Barry University women’s golf team began the spring portion of their 2011 season on Saturday afternoon at the 2011 Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. After the first round of play, the 16th-ranked Bucs are in 4th place with a +21 309 (73-76-78-82).
“I was impressed with the team’s fortitude today,” head coach Gina Umeck said. “The weather was bad, but the whole team stayed patient and all were in good spirits throughout the day.”
Lizzi Over paced the Bucs in the first round, firing a 73. Over is in third place overall.
“Hats off to Lizzi,” Umeck said. “She teed off in the thick of the bad weather, but really did a great job all the way though.”
Isadora Stapff is three strokes behind Over with a 76 on the day. She is tied for 12th place overall. Taylor Babcock posted a first-round 78, and is tied for 20th on the day.
Louise Perulf and Sophie Weilguni rouned out the Buccaneer finishers. Perulf fired an 82 in the first round, tied for 40th place, while Weilguni is a stroke behind with an 83.
In the team competition, Rollins leads the way with a +8 296. Florida Southern posted a +17 305 for second place while UNC Pembroke fired a +19 307 for third place. Belmont Abbey rounded out the top-five with a +24 312, three strokes behind the Bucs.
The team returns to action tomorrow for the final round of play.