Columbus, Georgia—The North Greenville Women's golf team braved wet conditions and cold weather on Monday and Tuesday afternoon, turning in an 11th place finish at the TSYS Cougar Collegiate, hosting by Columbus State University.
The Crusaders played in less than idea conditions in their first tournament since October, playing through down pours of rain as well as temperatures in the 40's for much of the day Tuesday.
The Crusaders were led by AnnaLeis Dibert and Morgan Reece, who shot an identical 172 in the 36-hole tournament. Dibert led North Greenville on day one with an 85, but dropped two strokes on day two, shooting an 87. Reece flip flopped Dibert's scores, shooting an 87 on day one and an 85 on day two. Dibert and Reece finished the tournament tied for 34th place.
"I think the girls did a number of positive this today and yesterday, despite the bad weather and course conditions," remarked coach Brad Caldwell. "We have some areas to sharpen up in, but we are headed in the right direction."
Luaren Childs was NGU's only other finisher in the top 50 after Tuesday's final round, shooting a 184. Childs improved six strokes on her day one total, shooting an 89 on day two. Callie Taylor shot a 96 and a 97 while Erin Campbell finished with totals of 105 and 101.
Lander University took the title, finishing with a team total of 645, three strokes ahead of second place qualifier Montevallo. The Crusaders were the only Conference Carolinas member to play.
NGU will take on the Hilton Head Lakes Golf Course on March 9th and 10th at the Hilton Head Lakes Invitational hosted by Pfeiffer University in Bluffton, South Carolina.