Women’s golf earns third top-5 finish of the fall

Women’s golf earns third top-5 finish of the fall

DESTIN, Fla. – The Huntingdon women's golf team turned in its third top-5 finish of the fall with a fifth-place finish in the Golfweek Division III Fall Preview.

The Lady Hawks shot 317 on Tuesday to finish with a three-round total of 952. The three-round total is the best in program history, breaking the previous 54-hole total by 41 strokes.

During the tournament, the Lady Hawks turned in the second best round in program history on Sunday (314), tied what was then the fourth-best round on Monday (321) before finishing the tournament with what is now the fourth best round in Lady Hawks' history.

The University of Texas-Tyler won the tournament with a score of 912 and Washington University-St. Louis was second at 919.

"The girls held on to the fifth spot and finished ahead of top-ranked Carthage in probably the best field of the season," Huntingdon Director of Golf Dave Schreyer said. "Our girls can run with the best in the country and that's a fact. We have to tighten a few things, but we are becoming more and more confident each day. The first national poll comes out Wednesday and I am very anxious to see where we stand."

Washington University's Connie Zhou was the tournament medalist at 5-over-par 221. Huntingdon freshman Kelsey Spivey and sophomore LeeAnn Cahoon both finished within 11 strokes of first. Spivey tied for 11th at 231 and Cahoon was 13th at 232.

Sophomore Savannah Humber finished the tournament with a 238, freshman Lindsey Huff shot 251 during the three rounds and sophomore Courtney Harville finished at 277.