Lee finishes 8th at Fall Invitational

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Posted 9/13/17

CAMEL, Ind. — Playing against some of the toughest competition in NCAA Division II, the Lee women’s golf team slid to eighth place in the final round of the University of Indianapolis Fall …

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Lee finishes 8th at Fall Invitational

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CAMEL, Ind. — Playing against some of the toughest competition in NCAA Division II, the Lee women’s golf team slid to eighth place in the final round of the University of Indianapolis Fall Invitational on Tuesday, at Prairie View Golf Club.

The Lady Flames positioned themselves well in round one, posting a 304 total to sit in third place. Round two was not as kind however, as Lee posted a team total of 312 during the final 18 holes. The 15-team loaded field featured eight teams that advanced to the NCAA Division II National Championship last season.

The host Greyhounds held on to their round-one lead and took home the title, posting a 588 total to top Missouri-St. Louis by nine strokes.

Dallas Baptist, last year’s national runner-up, finished third as it posted the low team-round of the day at 294. Grand Valley State (306-298—604) and Central Oklahoma (307-304—611) rounded out the top five of the 15-team field.

Sophomore Haverly Harrold finished in a tie for second in the individual medalist competition after carding a 75 on Tuesday and was named to the All-Tournament team. Harrold was tied for the lead heading into the final round after opening the tournament on Monday with a 1-under-par 71.

Senior Sam Burrus rebounded from an uncharacteristic 79 yesterday to fire a two-over-par 74 and finished tied for 22nd. Sophomore Judianne Speach slipped to an 82 and finished in a tie for 46th with a 160 total while senior Caroline Moore placed 58th in the field with a final round 81.

“It was not the kind of result we expect this week — as a team we really struggled,” said Flames coach John Maupin. “We’ll need to do a much better job of preparation for the next one. We feel very good about the team we have this year, but we’ve got to get everyone on the same page. As a team we can’t accept this kind of performance, it’s too far below our capabilities.”

“Sam played well today, I think she’s close to shooting some red numbers and her iron game was particularly strong.”

“Haverly played awesome this week, a tie for second in this field is very strong. She handled the situation well today and had a chance to win all day. I’m very proud of the way she competed this week.”

The Lady Flames will get back on the links Sept. 23 in the Battle at Old South hosted by the University of North Carolina Pembroke.

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