DULCIE HELPS KENNESAW STATE TO THIRD PLACE IN HER LAST USA COLLEGE TOURNAMENT
|+We think that's Dulcie Sverdloff from Southend second from right in post-tournament presentation picture.|
Dulcie Sverdloff helps Kennesaw State to finish third in ASUN Championship
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BRASELTON, Georgia - The Kennesaw State University women's golf team posted the lowest team score of the tournament in the final round of the 2017 ASUN Conference Women's Golf Championships at the par-73 Legends Course at Chateau Elan to secure third place.
The Owls posted a 2-over par 294 in the final round to finish at 34-over par 910. The 910 total set a school record on a par-73 course. Defending conference champion North Florida won the tournament with a total of 22-over par 898.
Dulcie Sverdloff from Southend, on her last appearance on the US women's college circuit, and Medy Thavong both carded 4-under par 69s in their final rounds. Thavong made six birdies and 10 pars, while Sverdloff rolled in 12 pars and five birdies. They finished the tournament at 4-over par 223, and both earned a spot on the All-Tournament team.
"This is the most disappointing result in my ten years of coaching at KSU, not because we didn't win but because we didn't play our games through the first two rounds," head coach Rhyll Brinsmead said.
"Today we shot the low round of the tournament of any team, and that is the true talent of this squad. Medy and Dulcie played well today, and their 4-under par rounds were impressive and earned them a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
"It's a tough day to say goodbye to Laura and Dulcie. They've represented KSU so well over the past four years, and we wanted nothing more than to win this title for them. Golf is a tough sport, and this result will sting for a while."
Sverdloff tied for fourth place with scores of 77, 77 and 69 for a total of 223. In her final round, Dulcie birdied the first, second, 11th, 13th and 14th with just one bogey, at the 12th, in halves of 34 and 35.
It was one of her best rounds in four years on the US women's college golf circuit.
The tournament was won jointly by Samantha Griffin (the only Lipscomb University player in the top 30 finishers) (77-69-73 for 219) and Megan Blonien (Florida Gulf Coast) (74-74-71 for 219)
Sydney Shrader (North Florida) finished a close third on 220 with rounds of 75, 72 and 73.
Also in the field were Stetson's Eilidh Watson from Dollar and Anglo-Scot Paige Kemp from Essex but her mother hails from Stirling!
Eilidh scored 78, 82 and 69 for 239 and 24th place in a field of 35 competitors.
Paige shot 83, 76 and 82 for 244 and a T26 finish.
Final team totals:
898 North Florida.
905 Florida Gulf Coast.
910 Kennesaw State.
Field of 7 teams.