Women's golf opens season with strong performance in S.C.

By Andrew Lichtenauer

Senior Writer

The women’s golf team had its best finish ever at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic in Kiawah Island, S.C. earlier this week. The team came in 13th in a field of 33 teams.

The Orange and Blue made the cut for the final-round main draw after posting a solid 298 in Monday’s second round. The Bison finished with a three-round team total of 929, which put them in the top half of a very strong field. They were only two shots out of 11th place, and the team finished second among the seven Big South teams in the field. 

Playing for the Bison were Minjoo Lee ’12, Brittany Rendell ’12, Kasha Scott ’14, Bridget Wilcox ’14, and Lauren Bernard ’14.

Lee had the best all-around weekend for the Bison with a three-round total of 226. She finished tied for 17th individually after three consistent rounds of 76, 73 and 77.

Scott also had an impressive tournament, bouncing back from a tough opening-round 84. The sophomore played her final 36 holes in only three over par, closing the tournament with impressive rounds of 74 and 73, for a three-round total of 231.

Wilcox was third-best for the Bison, finishing with a 17-over par three-round total of 233.

After the team’s finish at Kiawah, Wilcox expects the Bison will continue their good play.

“The solid play at Kiawah gives us hope for a very strong spring season. As a team, it is our goal to win the Big South Championship,” she said. “ Though this will be a tough task since Campbell just joined our conference, we practice each day and work as hard as we do so that we have a chance to win our Championship.”

The Bison will hit the links next on March 16-17 in the Bison Challenge at Paiute in Las Vegas. 

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