The Oglethorpe women's golf team shot their best round of the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational Tuesday at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, posting a 21-over-par 309 to move up into eighth place out 18 teams at 83-over 947. That score put them 39 strokes back of champion Carnegie Mellon, the tournament's runaway winner.
The Stormy Petrels got 10 birdies over the course of their round. That included six of them on the back nine of Sandestin's Baytowne Golf Club.
Freshman Sarah Hsu earned a top 10 finish with a 1-over 73 for the day. That put her at 13-over 229 for the tournament, placing her 12 strokes back of Carnegie Mellon's Alexis Sudjianto for the individual medal.
Senior Mara Tiger also shot 1-over 73 on Tuesday, allowing her to move 16 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 25th at 20-over 236. Junior Angel Sanchez joined her at 20-over 236 with an 8-over 80 on Tuesday.
Senior Ana Garcia shot 11-over 83 on Tuesday and finished up her tournament at 30-over 246, tied for 53rd out of the 95-golfer field. Sophomore Alivia Mattiace shot her best round of the tournament with an 11-over 83 of her own, putting her at 49-over 265 for the tournament.
"I thought we played well overall," said Oglethorpe assistant golf coach Eric Quinn. "This was an outstanding national field and we held our own, improving our score each day. Sarah Hsu, in particular, was outstanding, picking up another top 10 finish. We'll want to finish the fall strong next week as we head into the spring."
The Petrels will be back in action to round out their fall season Oct. 21 and 22 at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational in Rome.
Second Round Recap
The Oglethorpe women's golf team moved up to ninth place Monday at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, firing a second-round total of 27-over-par 315 to finish the day at 62-over 638 for the first 36 holes. That total put them 33 strokes back of first-place Carnegie Mellon at the conclusion of Monday's round.
The Stormy Petrels got off to a good start on Monday, tallying four birdies over the opening six holes of the day on the course's back nine. However, Oglethorpe suffered a tough final three holes of the back nine and, though they did card five birdies on the front nine, it wasn't enough to move them any further up the leaderboard than one spot.
The Petrels did improve their first-round score by eight strokes on Monday, though, and will look to continue to move their way up the leaderboard in Tuesday's final round.
Junior Angel Sanchez had an impressive day, moving 22 spots up the leaderboard with a 2-over 74 on Monday. She finished the day tied for 19th with freshman Sarah Hsu, who posted a 4-over 76 on the day at Sandestin's Baytowne Golf Club. The pair sits at 12-over 156 for the tournament, 13 strokes back of Centre's Bailey Plourde for the individual lead.
Senior Mara Tiger posted a 10-over 82 on the day and finished at 19-over 163, tied for 41st. Fellow senior Ana Garcia also finished the day tied for 41st after posting 11-over 83 on the day. Sophomore Alivia Mattiace shot 20-over 92 to come in tied for 91st at 38-over 182.
The Petrels will be back in action from the Baytowne course Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Eastern.
First Round Recap
The Oglethorpe women's golf team fired a 36-over-par 323 Sunday to open their stay at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. That mark put them in 10th place out of 18 teams at 15 strokes back of Day 1 leader Carnegie Mellon.
The Stormy Petrels carded four birdies at Sandestin's Baytowne Golf Club, but didn't see any of their five competitors break 80 on the day. They also managed just one birdie on the course's back nine.
Freshman Sarah Hsu and senior Ana Garcia finished the opening day tied for 27th after posting 8-over 80 over their 18 holes on Sunday. That put both eight back of Centre's Bailey Plourde for the individual lead. Senior Mara Tiger came in a stroke back of that at 9-over 81 for the day to tie for 36th, while junior Angel Sanchez posted a 10-over 82 to finish the day tied for 41st out of a 95-golfer field. Sophomore Alivia Mattiace shot 17-over 89 and finished the day tied for 80th.
The Petrels will get their Monday started bright and early at 8:30 a.m. Eastern from Sandestin. That'll serve as the second of three rounds for the three-day event.