Dalton State Women Erase 6-Shot Deficit, Come Back To Win Georgetown Invitational
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The Dalton State women overcame a six shot deficit, firing a final round (+19, 307) to come back and take victory in the Georgetown College Invitational at Slammer & Squire Course in St. Augustine, Fla. on Tuesday. The Lady Roadrunners would post a (+46, 621) two-day score in the victory. First round leader, #6 South Carolina-Beaufort finished as the runner-up at (+48, 624).
#15 Southeastern (Fla.), (+63, 639), took home third, with Rhodes College, (+74, 650), and #20 SCAD-Atlanta, (+76, 652), rounding out the Top-5.
All-American Isabel Rijos led the way for the Lady Birds, shooting (+1, 73) to finish in a tie for Individual Medalist honors.
Joining her in the Top-5 was All-American Tia Teiniketo. Teiniketo shot the best overall round of the day, (E, 72), to move up the leaderboard 11 spots and finish on the All-Tournament team.
All-American Caroline Griffin finished just outside the Top-10 in 12th after a final round of (83). Hannah Gasaway posted (79) on the day to move up to 18th, while Haejin Choe finished her tournament in 26th after carding (84).
"It was a great job by the women to fight back in really tough conditions," said DS Coach Jim McGrew. "To come back against a Top-5 team will help us moving forward as we prepare for postseason. We definitely showed some rust after the long layoff and definitely have some things to work on, but this is a great start."
"The conditions were a little tough today," said Individual Medalist Isabel Rijos. "It got pretty windy late in the round, but I knew we were so close as a team so I just took it shot-by-shot and kept my focus."
The #2 Lady Roadrunners will have a two week break before heading to San Antonio, Texas for the BU Spring Break Classic at Brackenridge Park Golf Course on March 9 & 10.