The Lee women's golf team settled for a second-place finish in the Bill Sergent Invitational after posting a round of 318 on Friday and finishing the 36-hole event with a 631 total.
Host University of the Cumberlands claimed the team title at the Crooked Creek Community Course with rounds of 303-313 - 616. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was third, Union College (Ky.) fourth and Campbellsville (Ky.) fifth in the eight-team tournament.
The Cumberlands also carried away the top two medalist spots. After firing an impressive 69 on Thursday, Liz Stephens slipped to 77 on Friday, but her 146 was still good enough for medalist honors. Stephen's teammate, Laura Beth Harris was second (149).
Lee's Courtney Shelton carded a 79 after a first round of 74 and placed third with a 153. Sloane Skinner was fifth (77-80 - 157). Madison Alexander had the best round of the day for the Lady Flames. She came in with a 78, giving the sophomore a two-day total of 158 and a tie for sixth place. Bernadette Little followed with a 83-81 - 164 and Chelsa Rakestraw finished with a 82-87 - 169.
Freshman Taylor Davis, who entered the Bill Sergent Invitational as an extra player for the Lee men's golf team, stunned the entire field by firing a 5-under 67 on Friday afternoon and earned a tie for first place in the annual tournament at the Crooked Creek Community Course.
Davis posted an even par 72 during the opening round and his 139 finish was good enough to tie University of Cumberlands' Alastir Tidcombe, who had a two-day total of 70-69 139. The Flames had to settle for a third place finish in the field of 15 clubs. Cumberlands captured first place with a 578 (294, 284). Southern Wesleyan University edged out the Flames with a 587 (289, 298). Lee totaled 588 (293, 295). Lindsey Wilson was fourth (596) and Campbellsville rounded out the top five (598).
Hunter Vest and Matt Emery tied for third and posted the top scores that counted for the Flames. Both were consistent with 1-under par rounds of 71 each day and a finish of 142 for the 36 holes. Tyler Smith had rounds of 72-75 147. JB Eksteen rounded out the tallies that counted with a 79-78 157. Florian Loutre totaled 86-83 169, while another Lee newcomer Peyton Sliger was impressive with 77-75 152.