Sharp leads Tornados to fifth-place finishMarch 15, 2016
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Brevard’s women’s golf team wrapped up play at the Coker Invitational on Tuesday with a final-round score of 355, a 19-stroke improvement over the Tornados’ first 18 holes.
Brevard nearly pulled off an improbable feat, finishing three strokes behind Mars Hill in fourth place in the final standings despite trailing the Lions by 10 shots after Monday’s first round. Brevard was 41 strokes ahead of sixth-place Columbia College.
Individually, four of the five Tornados improved upon their first-round score to help Brevard stay hot on Mars Hill’s heels. Courtney Sharp had the most impressive outing of any Brevard golfer, finishing just inside the top 15 with a 14th-place effort. She improved by 11 strokes on Tuesday with a career-low 80, finishing a stroke better than her previous career best set in Brevard’s previous tournament.
Kelsie Rhyne was second on the team and 17th overall with a 179, eight strokes behind Sharp. Taylor Scovel completed the tournament in 186 strokes after lowering her first-round score by eight shots, while Maddie Lutz and Kindle Kirkham finished deadlocked in 27th place overall at 195 strokes.
Erskine’s Krysta Schaus was the individual medalist at 12 strokes over par. Lincoln Memorial had the next three finishers and four of the next five to win the event with a two-day score of 632, 56 strokes over par. The Lady Railsplitters cleared their closest competition by 25 strokes, with Erskine finishing four shots behind Coker in third place.
The Tornados return to competition at the Agnes McAmis Invitational, hosted by Tusculum in Greeneville, Tennessee April 4 and 5.