AU Women's Golf 12th in Kiawah
Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 6:58AM
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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – As a team the Anderson women’s golf team sliced 18 strokes off Saturday’s opening round to finish 12th at the ninth annual Tusculum/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, hosted by Tusculum College at the par 72, 5,800-yard Cougar Point Golf Club.
 
Sophomore Lindsay Parks (86-79) carded a final-round seven-over par 79 to move up eight spots to finish 47th, while rookie Katie Eskew (85-81) improved by four strokes to tie for 48th.
 
Junior Laura Buyers (89-81) led the charge for AU, trimming eight shots off her first-round 89 to claim a share of 54th. Fellow junior Kalyn Johnson (90-84) cut six strokes from Saturday’s round and finished 61st, while senior Hayley Parks (83-97) shared the 69th spot.
 
Florida Southern rallied from nine strokes back to win the event. The Mocs, the second-ranked team in NCAA Division II posted the lowest team score in the final round with 300 to finish with a two-day total of 605, edging runner-up Rollins (No. 17 in NCAA II) by a stroke (296-310=606).
 
The 17-team field included five colleges and universities that are currently nationally ranked in the National Golf Coaches Association’s Division II Top 25.
 
The Trojans have a break of three weeks before competing at the Ann Rhoads/Birmingham Southern Shootout.

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