April 5, 2011

Lady Saints Take 16th Place at Tusculum Tournament

GREENEVILLE, TN – The North Georgia women's golf team completed play at the Agnes McAmis Memorial Golf Invitational on Tuesday afternoon, taking 16th place at the 5,805-yard par 72 Link Hills Country Club.

The Lady Saints rounded out the field at the event with a 723 total, finishing round one with a 364, followed by a final round 359. Belmont Abbey ran away from the field to capture the title, finishing at 600 (299-301), while Carson-Newman was 29 strokes off the pace for runner-up honors at 629 (314-315).

Methodist University finished third, while Lincoln Memorial was fourth, and Wingate University and Catawba College tied for fifth at 643 to finish at 67-over-par for the two-day event.

Carson-Newman's Jessica Tarbet was the individual winner, firing rounds of 73 and 74 to finish at 3-over-par for the tournament. Belmont Abbey dominated the rest of the top five as Michele Low was the runner-up at 5-over-par, and Melissa Siviter and Meagan Wallace finished tied for third as the Crusader duo tallied 6-over-par 150's for the championship.

Catalina Olarte led the Lady Saints once again as the sophomore recorded a top-20 finish with rounds of 82 and 78 respectively, good for 16-over-par for the tournament a tie for 17th place overall.

Casey Truelove finished alone in 62nd place overall with an 87 on Monday, followed by a 91 during the final round for 178 total, while Erica Breeden followed in 70th place at 45-over-par with rounds of 98 and 91.

Jodie Borchert tallied a 196 two-day total, good for 74th place in the championship, while Daisy Wright took 76th place at 73-over-par.

North Georgia returns to action next week for the Peach Belt Conference Championships at the Savannah Quarters Country Club hosted by Armstrong Atlantic. The two-day event will feature 36 holes on April 11, followed by the 18-hole final round on April 12.