Freshman Sawyer Mills led the Winthrop men’s golf team to its best finish of the spring as the Eagles finished fourth in the prestigious 54-hole Clemson Invitational that was completed at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls on Sunday.
The Easley native tied for seventh after finishing at 1-over par 217 (72-73-72). Vince Whaley from Georgia Tech claimed medalist honors by shooting 8-under 208 (70-67-71).
Winthrop opened up with a 293 round on Friday and followed that up with a 299 on Saturday before finishing with a 292 on Sunday for an 884 total. Clemson won the 12-team tournament by finishing at 3-under 861 (276-290-295) while Georgia Tech and Louisville tied for second at 872.
Junior Zach Seabolt (Raleigh, N.C.) had his best performance of the spring as well as he tied for 15th place after a 4-over par 220 performance (74-74-72). Senior Nick Eberhardt (Fort Mill) shot 233 (77-74-72) and tied for 23rd place.
Women’s Tennis: Winthrop’s 68th ranked women’s tennis team defeated the visiting Marshall Thundering Herd 6-1 on Sunday at the Memorial Courts to improve its record to 16-3.
Winthrop will close out its home season with a Senior Day match against Big South foe Coastal Carolina on Monday at 2 p.m.
Winthrop’s only setback in the match with Marshall (8-9) came at the No. 1 position where freshman Lauren Proctor was upset by Derya Turhan 7-6(7), 7-5(3) to see her season record drop to 17-2.
Winthrop won two of the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. Proctor and sophomore teammate Mariana Humberg fought off a strong challenge from Turhan and partner Anna Pomyatinskaya to win the No. 1 position 7-6 (5). Seniors Alice Garcia and Tijana Uzelac teamed up to defeat Anne Gulsrud and Marija Bogicevic 6-1. Junior Caitlin Cridland and freshman Megan Kauffman lost their No. 2 match 6-4 to Maddie Silver and Rachael Morales.
Humberg ran her singles record at the No. 3 position to 18-1 as she took down Pomyatinskaya 6-3, 6-1. Garcia defeated Morales 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Cridland improved her record to 16-3 at No. 4 singles with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-5 win over Silver. Senior Monica Aguado, last week’s Big South Player of the Week, was victorious over Bogicevic at No. 5 by the scores of 6-2, 6-1, and Uzelac defeated Gulsrud 6-2, 5-7(1-0) at No. 6.