Lady Flames 3rd In Savannah Event

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Lee women's golf team was consistent in its opening two rounds of the 2013 spring golf season. Coach John Maupin's club scored 311 both days on the Savannah Harbor course and finished third in the 36-hole event with a 622 total.

Host SCAD-Savannah took top honors in the SCAD Spring Invitational with a final total of 615. Lander (S.
C.), a NCAA Division II school, took second with a 618. Coastal Georgia (636) was fourth and Northwood University (Fla.) with a 645 rounded out the top five in the 14-team event.

Teresa Hemani (Lander) captured the medalist crown with a 71-74 - 145. Lee's Courtney Shelton was second at 73-74 - 147 and earned a spot on the all-tournament team. Sloane Skinner tied for seventh with a 78-78 - 156 and next came sophomore Madison Alexander. After an 82 on Monday, she battled back with a 77 and her 159 allowed the second-year player a 15th-place finish.

Freshman Bernadette Little had a 78 in the opening round but slipped to an 82 on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 16th at 160. Chelsa Rakestraw rounded out the Lee scoring with an 87-87 - 174.

"We started today (Tuesday) with a great chance to win the golf tournament and things were close all day," said Maupin. "We just left a few shots out there, but that's the way it goes sometimes.

"I thought it was a very good start to the spring, especially considering its February," he added. "We also came away with some great things to work on moving forward. SCAD is currently ranked No. 2 in the country and finished runner up at the (NAIA) National Tournament last year, and they have a great team. This will be great experience for us down the road."

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