Tornados wrap up SAC Championship in 11th place

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MONROE, N.C. – Brevard improved upon its second-round score by 24 strokes in a solid final-round effort, giving the Tornados an 11th-place finish at the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Championship.

The Tornados were led by Courtney Sharp, who equaled her first-round score with an 85 on the final day of competition to tie for 50th place overall. Tuesday marked her seventh round of the season at 85 or better, including a season-best 80 in the second round of the Coker Women’s Invitational last month.

Kelsie Rhyne shot her second-best round of the tournament on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 54th place 13 strokes behind Sharp in the overall standings. Taylor Scovel finished in 57th place, while Kindle Kirkham was one position behind.

Kirkham shot her lowest round of the tournament Friday, one stroke from equaling her best-ever score. Maddie Lutz improved on her first and second round scores by 11 strokes, finishing one shot off her personal-best score, to finish in 59th position.

Queens won the team championship at 74 strokes over par, finishing four strokes clear of Carson-Newman atop the leaderboard. The Eagles, third-place Lincoln Memorial, and fourth-place Newberry finished two strokes apart from each other in a tightly-bunched field.

Queens’ Grace Glaze was the tournament’s individual medalist at seven-over, holding off a hard-charging Abbey Hartsell of Lenoir-Rhyne by one stroke as the Bears’ top finisher was two strokes under with a third-round 78. Newberry’s Nabila Inak, Carson-Newman’s Taylor Hayes, and Queens’ Rhea Bhatia made up the remainder of the all-tournament team.

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