Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Olivia Jordan-Higgins' record-setting win

in Big South Women's Championship

Channel Islander Olivia Jordan-Higgins, a senior-year student at Charleston Southern University, won the Big South Women's Championship today at The Patriot Golf Club, South Carolina.
Olivia shot rounds of 70, 75 and 70 to title the title with a championship low aggregate of one-under-par 215. It was third time lucky for her - she finished second in 2008 and again in 2009.
Olivia, pictured above, also spearheaded a winning team effort by Charleston Southern whose aggregate of 881 was a conference championship record.
β€œI could not be prouder of our team and what they have accomplished,” Charleston Southern coach Kory Thompson said. β€œTo play their best round of the tournament with the pressure on and the conditions at their toughest says a lot about the character of this team.”
With the victory, Charleston Southern clinches a berth in NCAA regional play, which begins May 6.
Hannah Coles (Radford University) from Birmingham finished 21st in a field of 45 players with scores of 75, 79 and 81 for 235.

Sinead O'Sullivan finishes joint 13th behind team-mate

Sinead O'Sullivan (East Tennessee State) from Ireland finished joint 13th in the Atlantic Sun Women's Championship at Venetian Bay Golf Club, New Smyrna, Florida.
Sinead scored 80, 70 and 75 for 225.
Team-mate Laura Jansone was the individual winner with scores of 69, 73 and 71 for 213. She finished two shots ahead of Stetson University's Alex Bluelow who had rounds of 72, 72 and 71.

Stetson (884) won the team title ahead of Kennesaw State (888) with East Tennessee State and Campbell University tieing for third place on 889 in a field of 10 teams.