The Winthrop women's golf team finished third in the Myrtle Beach Invitational while junior Jennifer Dilger took third place in medal play in the six-team, 36-hole event that concluded Tuesday afternoon at Myrtle Beach National.
Winthrop shot 309 in the second round and finished at 619 (310-309), just one shot behind second place Gardner-Webb. High Point, the host school for the event, claimed the team title by finishing at 602 (299-303).
Dilger (Palmdale, Calif.) shot 76 on Tuesday and finished at 5-over 149 (73-76). She finished one shot behind Presbyterian College's Abby Driscoll at 148. High Point's Sarah Bae won medalist honors by finishing at 4-under 140.
Senior Meagan Wallace (Charlotte, N.C.) shot 151 (76-75) to finish sixth. Junior Viivi Nuorti (Helsinki, Finland) tied for 11th at 156 (80-76) while junior Rachel Wyatt (Blythewood, S.C.) tied for 21st place with a 163 (81-82). Rounding out the Winthrop performances was freshman Louise Jeppersen (Vken, Sweden) with 167 (82-85) which tied her for 29th place.
Coach Jodi Wendt's squad will be back in action Oct. 7-8 when it travels to Greenville, N.C. to play in the Lady Pirate Invitational, hosted by East Carolina.
Men finish tied for ninth at Rees Jones Invitational
The Winthrop men's golf team finished tied for ninth place and freshman Zach Seabolt claimed third place in the 2013 Rees Jones Invitational that concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Haig Point Golf Club on Daufuskie Island.
Winthrop shot a 301 in the final round of the 54-hole event, the third lowest total of the day, to move up two spots in the final standings into a tie with Troy at 909. Seabolt (Raleigh, N.C.) continued his strong play as he fired a 71 on Tuesday and finished at 1-over 217 (77-69-71). His round of 71 tied for the lowest score of the day. He now has two top 10 finishes in his first two collegiate events.
Kennesaw State overcame South Florida on the final day to win the team championship. KSU overcame a four-shot deficit as it shot 298 on Tuesday and finished with 885 (290-297-298). USF ended in a two-way tie with South Carolina, the host school, at 887. Chase Koepka of South Florida shot 4-under 212 to capture the medalist honor.
Winthrop's other finishes are as follows: Taylor Dickson, 41st at 232 (76-76-80); Bradley Kauffman, tied for 42nd at 233 (75-81-77); Sam Whitehead and Nick Eberhardt, tied for 44th at 234. Whitehead had rounds of 80-77-77 while Eberhardt shot 79-79-76.
Winthrop will return to action on Oct. 21-22 when it travels to Kennesaw, Ga. for the Pinetree Intercollegiate.