MOBILE, Ala. — The Lee women's golf team captured the program's second consecutive Gulf South Conference Championship with an 18-stroke victory on Tuesday, at the Magnolia Grove Golf Course in …
MOBILE, Ala. — The Lee women's golf team captured the program's second consecutive Gulf South Conference Championship with an 18-stroke victory on Tuesday, at the Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile, Ala.
The Lady Flames shot a final round 301 for a 913 total to race past second place West Florida (931). Lee led wire-to-wire throughout the 54-hole tournament. Montevallo finished third (936) followed by West Georgia (952) while Union (971) rounded out the top five.
Junior Haverly Harrold birdied 15 and 17 and shot a final round 74 to finish in second at 10-over par and one-shot back of the medalist winner Franzika Bremm of West Georgia.
Freshman Emily Felix posted a final round 76 and finished tied for fourth to join Harrold on the GSC All-Tournament. Freshman Carson McKie birdied the 18th hole to shoot a 76 and ended the tournament at 18-over and in sixth place.
"It's a combination of a lot of excitement and a little relief," said Lee head coach John Maupin. "We really wanted this one. We said last night we are going to face some adversity and how you respond says everything about our day. When it got tight around the turn everyone stepped up and finished strong and I'm so proud of them."
Annika Gino shot the low round of the day for Lee with a 3-over 74 and finished 15th. Judianne Speach rounded things out with a final round 82 and placed 20th.
Joining Harrold and Felix on the all-tournament team were McKenna Montgomery (Union), Solange Gomez (West Florida) and individual champion, Bremm (West Georgia).
With the back-to-back titles Lee becomes just the second team in GSC women's golf history to win multiple championships.
The Lady Flames will welcome the top teams in the loaded South Region for the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional on May 6 at Cleveland Country Club.
Flames tie for
fourth at GSC
Thanks to all-tournament efforts from juniors Scott Odell and Evan Spence the No. 25 Lee men's golf team finished tied for fourth at the Gulf South Conference Championship.
Odell finished fourth at 1-over par for the tournament with a final round 75 after shooting 71 each of the first two days. Spence followed in fifth with a 2-over par after a round of 1-under 71. Spence caught fire early with three birdies on the first four holes and finished his round with four birdies.
West Florida captured its seventh consecutive and 17th overall GSC Championship holding off Valdosta State by three strokes 884-887. West Georgia placed third at 889, two strokes better than the Flames and Delta State.
Delta State's Zach Zediker won his second straight medalist honor finishing at 5-under for the tournament, five shots clear of second place Matt Anderson and Gage Smith of Valdosta State.
Dylan Lillard shot a 75 and joined teammate Parker Gray in a tie for 19th at 12-over after a Gray's 76 in Tuesday's final round. Dustin DeMersseman was 34th at 17-over for the tournament after carding a 77.
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