Women’s golf completes the three-peat at Old South

Women’s golf completes the three-peat at Old South

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Saint Leo women's golf fired a second-round score of 300 and held off a charge from Armstrong State to post a one-stroke win in the UNC Pembroke "Battle at Old South", Sunday afternoon at the Old South Golf Links.

The win was Saint Leo's third straight tournament win at the par 72, 5874-yard Old South course, where the Lions previously won tournaments in 2014 and 2015.

Saint Leo finished up with a two-day score of 592 (+16), one stroke better than second-place Armstrong State with a 593 (+17).  Lee University (Tenn.) jumped three spots on the team leaderboard to finish third overall with a 599 (+23), with Montevallo fourth at 601 (+25) and Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) finishing fifth with a 604 (+28).

"I'm happy with the team win today," said Tommy Baker, Saint Leo's head women's golf coach. "Today was a tough day on the course, but we pulled it out. The round showed us our strength and what we have to improve upon in preparation for our home tournament."

Senior Marie Coors was Saint Leo's top finisher on the individual leaderboard with a one-under 143 for the tournament, after firing a three-over 75 in Sunday's second round. Junior Amanda Jakobsson joined Coors among the top 10 on the leaderboard with a two-day score of 148 (+4), after carding a four-over 76 on Sunday.

Junior Vilde Eriksen and senior Sabrina Rumbaugh each secured a top-20 finish in Sunday's final round. Eriksen fired a five-over 77, giving her a tournament score of 152 (+8) to end up among a group of nine golfers tied for 16th. Rumbaugh in the group tied for 16th, after carding a three-over 75 on Sunday.

Junior Margine Arguello turned in the day's low round among Saint Leo golfers, firing a two-over 74 for a two-day tally of 153 (+9). She was tied for 25th on the individual leaderboard.

Freshman Izzy Lawrence, who was competing as a independent, completed her tournament with a second round 75, and was 153 (+9) for the weekend. She was tied for 33rd out 96 golfers entered into this year's Old South tournament.

West Georgia's Franziska Bremm and SCAD's Mariona Maseo were tied with a three-under 141 at the end of 36 holes, and were forced into a playoff to determine medalist honors. After each golfer carded par on the first playoff hole, Bremm birdied the second playoff hole to secure the win.

Saint Leo women's golf has three weeks to prepare for its third tournament of the fall slate, when it hosts the Saint Leo Invitational at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club North Course on October 17-18.

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