Women’s golf places 12th in Jacksonville

Thomas Jilk

In its third event of the fall season, the Georgia Southern women’s golf team placed 12th of 14 teams at the Jacksonville Classic, hosted by Jacksonville University.

Natalie Peterson, a GS freshman from Holly Springs, N.C., led the Eagles by tying for 18th on the individual leaderboard. Peterson shot a 2-over-par 74 and a 3-over-par 75 in the final two rounds.

GS junior Ansley Bowman tied for 34th place and was the only other Eagle to crack the top 50 golfers. She shot a 17-over-par over three rounds.

The tournament’s host, the Dolphins of Jacksonville University, won the event by nine strokes with an aggregate team score of 24-over-par. JU golfers Amanda Detmer and Michelle Forsland tied for first individually, each shooting 1-under-par for the tournament.

The next event for the women’s golf team, in its fourth season of play, will begin October 23 at the Terrier Intercollegiate (hosted by Wofford) in Spartanburg, S.C.