Women’s golf finishes 39 out of 43 at Kiawah Island

Ross Lazarus, Contributing Writer

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It was a tough weekend for the women’s golf team at the Kiawah Island Classic, which is filled with skilled competition from all across the East Coast. As the biggest college tournament in the country, it is an incredibly difficult event to win.  Coastal Carolina University took the trophy home by shooting an astonishing +6 over the course of three days. Right behind them in second place was the team of the College of Charleston, who shot a +7. Out of 43 teams, the Bison placed 39th.

The Bison started off in a decent spot the first day by shooting a team total of 324. This put the Orange and Blue 34th overall.  The team played better the last two days, but the competition also raised their performance. The second day, the women’s team shot a total of 323 and on the last day they finished with a score of 316. Even with the improvement, the Bison fell five spots to 39th place. The defending Patriot League champions, the University of Richmond, ended up shooting a total of 899. Comparably, the Orange and Blue shot a 963. The Bison still have work to do to reach the top of the league.

There were still some bright spots for the women’s golf team in this tournament. Lindsay Dodovich ’18 shot a team leading 75 on the first day. Shooting a +3 at Oak Point course on Kiawah Island is a grueling feat to accomplish. On the second day, Katie Childers ’19 was +5 with a 77. At one point of the day, Childers made eight straight pars. The last day Dodovich and Emily Larson ’17 both shot 78s.

Overall, Dodovich individually finished with the best score on the team by shooting a total of +20 over the three days. This put her tied for 131st overall for individual scores. Childers was close behind her by shooting a +24, putting her at a tie for 160th.

The women’s golf team look to redeem themselves at their next tournament, which will be located in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Low Country Intercollegiate should be another thrilling test for the ladies in blue and orange.

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