UNF Sweeps Team & Individual Titles at Pinehurst Challenge

UNF Sweeps Team & Individual Titles at Pinehurst Challenge

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EVENT: Pinehurst Challenge
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Pinehurst Resort No. 6 Course (Pinehurst, N.C.)
Par 72 | 6,040 yards
1st of 17 teams 
Sydney Shrader (1st | 69-71-71=211)

Final Results (PDF)
Live Scoring: Golfstat

PINEHURST, N.C. - The North Florida women's golf team made program history on Tuesday by sweeping the team and individual tournament titles of the Pinehurst Challenge at the Pinehurst Resort No. 6 Course. Junior Sydney Shrader earned her second career medalist crown.

Sydney Shrader finished with a 1-under 71 to capture the individual tournament championship by five shots, finishing as the only golfer in the field under-par for the event with a 5-under total of 211
- Sophomore Mindy Herrick closed with a career-low 4-under 68 en route to posting the best finish of her career with a T3 (218)
- Junior Teresa Conroy and freshman Liss Davalos also earned Top 25 showings, with both golfers finishing T25 (225) after rounds of 76 and 75, respectively
- Senior Kaye Kwon rounded out the UNF lineup with a final round 81 en route a T66 (236)
- The Ospreys fired a tournament-best 290 on Tuesday for a 54-hole total of 878, earning a two-stroke victory over tournament host College of Charleston

North Florida (878), College of Charleston (880), Jacksonville State (895), UNC Greensboro (899), High Point (899), Richmond (903), Jacksonville (904), Georgia State (906), Stetson (911), Samford (912), Towson (913), James Madison (913), William & Mary (914), Elon (920), Bucknell (925), Charleston Southern (929), Presbyterian (932)

 1  North Florida  295  293  290  878 (+14)
 1  Sydney Shrader  69  71  71  211 (-5)
 T3  Mindy Herrick  73  77  68  218 (+2)
 T25  Teresa Conroy  77  72  76  225 (+9)
 T25  Liss Davalos  76  74  75  225 (+9)
 T66  Kaye Kwon  79  76  81  236 (+20)

- Shrader claimed her second career medalist crown after earning the tournament title at last spring's Amelia Island Collegiate | She is the only player in program history with an individual title
- She posted under-par scores in every round of the event for the first time in her career | Her 211 total was a program-best 54-hole score
- Herrick's final round marked her best collegiate round by two shots and was her first career round in the 60s | She fired 4 birdies over her last 5 holes
- Davalos collected the first Top 25 finish of her career
- Tournament title was the team's fourth in program history
- UNF topped the field in Par 3 scoring, playing them in even-par | Shrader paced the field on the Par 3s at 5-under (2.58 avg)
- North Florida notched 167 pars over the three rounds led by 36 each from Conroy and Davalos
- Shrader finished with a tournament-leading 13 birdies | UNF tallied 38 as a team

"I'm very proud of the determination of this team to finish the round and get the win. We've been working on a consistent play and focusing on what is in their control. The team showed patience through the end and their hard work showed in the finishing holes. Sydney played incredibly and showed great maturity finishing three rounds under par. She has set a new program record and I am very happy to see her earn her second individual title as an Osprey." -- Head coach Joanne Berglund