Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Greensboro, North Carolina—The North Greenville men’s and women’s golf team’s wrapped up the 2013-2014 season on Monday afternoon, as the women finished in seventh, while the men wrapped up the tournament in sixth.

The tournament was scheduled to be a 36-hole event, but was cut a day short after rain on Monday night, and Tuesday morning forced officials to deem the course unplayable.

The women’s team was lead by Anna Padgett, who finished with a two round total of 166, tying her for a 19th place finish. Padgett shot an 84 on day one, and improved by two strokes with a day two 82. Padgett finished the season as one of the Crusaders hottest players, finishing in the top 20 in two of the final three tournaments, including a seventh place finish at the Cliffs Intercollegiate.

NGU’s only other top 25 finisher for the three tournaments was also one of NGU’s top performers at the end of the season. Denise Shirley turned in her third top 25 finish in as many tournaments this weekend. Shirley carded a two-day total of 168, improving eight strokes on day two, holing out with an 80 after the second round.

Calli Taylor posted the final top 30 score on behalf of North Greenville with a 172. Taylor shot an 88 on day one, but also improved on her second day on the course, shooting an 84.  Lauren Childs finished in 34th for the Crusaders, shooting a 91 on day one. Childs cut five strokes from her score on day two, posting an 86 and two day total of 177, while AnnaLeis Dibert rounded out the North Greenville scores with an 88 and a 93.

The Crusaders improved improved as a team as well during the weather shortened event. A 348 on day one put the team in the eighth spot overall at the end of round one. North Greenville adjusted to the course, and cut six strokes from its total, carding out with a 332 overall.  North Greenville finished with eight top-10 finishes with the best finish being a fourth place finish at the Cliffs Intercollegiate.

Limestone took home the overall team title, shooting a team total of 612. Mount Olive University took home the second spot with a 643 while Converse, Erskine and King rounded out the top five. Elizabeth Swallow took home the individual title by two strokes shooting a two day total of 149.