Paced by a 2-under 69 by senior Courtney Shelton, Lee posted a team score of 299 on Sunday and hold the slim margin over Cumberland University (300). Rhodes College is still in striking distance at 302, while Wittenberg University (312) and Oglethorpe University out of Atlanta (317) round out the top five squads in the 12-team field.
“Today wasn’t quite our best effort,” admitted coach John Maupin. “I think this team is capable of a lot better. We just struggled getting any putts to fall today. Courtney (Shelton) gave us a strong round, which was really big to keep us in the mix. Monday is a new day, and I’m expecting a very focused effort from our team.”
Sophomore Bernadette Little (76), Madison Alexander (77), Cori Burns (77) and Sarah Robertson (81) rounded out the Lee scoring. Callie Kitchens, playing in the individual competition, finished with a 78.
Shelton holds a 2-stroke advantage over Emily Javadi (71) and a 3-stroke lead over Chelsea Branscum (72) in the medalist competition. Elizabeth of Oglethorpe and Sarah Dolmovich of Birmingham Southern both finished with a 73 to round out the top five.