Women’s golf places third in Sun Belt Championship

Ryan Pye

In the opening day of the Sun Belt Championship from Raven Golf Club in Sandestin, Florida on Sunday, the Georgia Southern women’s golf team collectively shot a 299, good enough for second place on the leaderboard.

Sophomore Julianna Collett lead the way for the Eagles, ending the day tied for first place by shooting an even-par 71.

On Monday, the second day of play, the Eagles struggled as group, and saw themselves slip into fourth place, and a total of 34 shots behind first place Coastal Carolina.

“Well, today wasn’t the day we wanted, but we certainly learned a lot,” head coach Emily Kuhfeld said after action concluded on Monday. By studying their relatively lackluster performance, GS had to make a quick adjustment heading into the third and final round of play.

With junior Ansley Bowman, who shot a career low 2-under 69, leading the way in Tuesday’s round, the Eagles were able to climb up a spot on the leaderboard, claiming third place when all was said and done, behind second place finisher Troy and champion Coastal Carolina.

“I’m very proud of the effort the team gave today to buckle down and finish the season with a good round,” Kuhfield told gseagles. “The girls worked so hard and came a long way this year to finish a program-best third place at this event!”

The Eagles finished the season with eight top 10 finishes and should return all seven golfers for next season

Kuhfield remained hopeful for next season and told gseagles that “[they] are excited about the promise this young team shows and are looking forward to the fall already!”

Ryan Pye, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu