September 29, 2012

Women’s Golf Breaks Two School Records, Finishes Eighth in Lady Bearcat Invite

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The North Georgia College & State University women's golf team put together one of their best performances in recent memory Sunday, setting two school records to finish up their time in the Lander Lady Bearcat Invitational with an eighth-place team finish.

The Saints combined Sunday to shoot a 306, setting the school record for an 18-hole team stroke count. When combined with Saturday's 315, the Saints' weekend stroke count of 621 also set a school record for best 36-hole record.

Catalina Olarte, Abbey Gill, Casey Truelove and LeeAnn Noble all bettered their previous day scores on Sunday. Olarte led the way on Sunday with a 72, knocking seven strokes off her score from Saturday, while Gill took two strokes off her previous day's count.

Gill's 74 on Sunday set a new 18-hole personal best for the sophomore as she ended her time in the tournament with a 150 to place her in a tie for 17th place. Olarte finished a stroke behind with a 151 and in a tie for 19th.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) held on to their first round lead to win the team title with a combined score of 583. Lander University's Teresa Caballer Hernani won the individual crown with a two-round score of 140 that included a blistering 66 during Sunday's round.

The women's golf team will open up the month of October in the BSC Southern Shootout at the Highland Park Golf Course located in Birmingham, Ala. The tournament will go from Sunday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct. 8.