Lee Women Finish Fifth In Lander Lady Bearcat Golf Invitational

Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Lee women's golf team carried back a fifth place finish from the Lander Lady Bearcat Invitational. In a tournament loaded with strong NCAA Division II squads, Flagler College finished first (595), SCAD-Savannah second (601), Florida Tech third (604) and Florida Southern finished one stroke ahead of the Lady Flames with a 617 total.

Coach John Maupin was pleased with the performance of his squad. "Eight or 10 of the top 10 teams in Division II were at this tournament," he pointed out.
"I was pleased with our showing today. We avoided posting any high numbers and finished strong."

After posting a 312 on Saturday and holding down the eighth spot in the tourney, the Lady Flames fired a 306 on Sunday for a 618 finish. There were 18 clubs involved in the 36-hole event at the Old South Course.

SCAD's Alazne Urizar fired a 72-69 - 141 to walk away with the medalist honors. Her teammate, Sofia Molinaro was second with a 74-71 - 145.

Bernadette Little posted a solid ninth place finish in the medalist hunt. After a 77 on Saturday, she fired back with a 73 on Sunday for a 150 total. Courtney Shelton tied for 15th with a 77-76 - 153. Madison Alexander tied for 19th after her 75-80 - 155 and necomer Sarah Robertson started with an 83 on Saturday but improved with a 77 on Sunday for a 160. Callie Kitchens came in with an 88-80 - 168.

"Madison's (Alexander) score is not indicative of the round she played," said Maupin. "She just ran into problems on the final hole of the day. The way we played in this tournament shows we are capable of playing with the top Division II teams. This is a new experience for our girls and I think they showed our new league that we are a very capable squad."

The Lady Flames will finish out the regular portion of their fall season at the annual Birmingham Southern Shootout, a tournament they have won for the past two years.

"Our goal is to get our girls ready for the NCCAA national and make a real strong effort towards winning that event," said the coach.

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