Women’s golf finishes 10th in final tournament before Sun Belt Championship

Ryan Kostenky

The Georgia Southern women’s golf team traveled to Mt. Pleasant, SC to compete in the Charleston Invitational.

In the first round, the Eagles were led by freshman Natalie Petersen, who posted a 74, and sophomore Ella Ofstedahl who shot a 71.

Petersen eagled the 15th hole, a par-4 while making birdies on 6, 9 and 14. Ofstedahl made three birdies in the first round of play as well, on holes 6, 8 and 18.

On the final day, the Eagles were led by junior Ansley Bowman, who shot a 72, and sophomore Julianna Collett, who shot a 75. After shooting a school record 68 under the day prior, Ella Ofstedahl finished the final round with a 76.

The team finished in 10th place, with Ofstedahl taking her second consecutive top-10 finish, tying for fifth place.

“We are proud of the effort the girls gave this week,” head coach Emily Kuhfield told GSEagles. “We had some solid individual rounds, and Ella had another strong performance and is becoming more comfortable being in contention on the final day.”

GS now sets their eyes towards the Sun Belt Championship which takes place April 14-17 on the Raven Course in San Destin, FL. The last time the Championship was played there was in 2016, the Eagles’ first season, where they finished fourth.

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