September 18, 2011

Lady Petrels Finish First Fall Event in 7th Place

The women's golf team teed up their fall season Monday and Tuesday at the "Eat a Peach" Collegiate Classic hosted by Mercer University at the Oakview Golf & Country Club in Macon, Ga. The Lady Petrels finished in seventh place overall.

Oglethorpe was led by the steady two-day performance of sophomore Tori Van Wyen who carded consecutive 86's to finish in a tie for 26th place. Freshmen Jordan Krahn (88-89: 177) and Laurin Halstead (90-87:177) shot identical scores in their first collegiate competition and came home in a tie for 38th place. Chelsea Gatterdam followed an excellent round one 84 with a difficult day two 95 to finish at 179, alone in 42nd place. Freshman Erin McPhee improved from a day one 98 to shooting a day two 92 to record a 48th place result to round ot the Petrel scoring.

The Petrels finished within striking distance of local squads Piedmont College and SCAC-Atlanta while besting future cionference foe Berry College. The Lady Petrels will be back in action on October 3rd when they compete in the Chick-fil-A invitational in Rome, Ga.

Monday's coverage included below:

Lady Petrels Get Season Underway in "Eat a Peach" Classic

The women's golf team teed up their fall season yesterday at the "Eat a Peach" Collegiate Classic hosted by Mercer University at the Oakview Golf & Country Club in Macon, Ga.

The event features only schools from the state of Georgia and includes Division I, II and III representation. Oglethorpe completed round one in seventh place among 10 schools. Among local teams, the Petrels were 1-shot behind SCAC-Atlanta, 8-shots behind Piedmont College and 18-shots better than Berry College, a future conference rival.

The Petrels carded a team score of 348 with sophomores Chelsea Gatterdam (shot 84, tied for 23rd place) and Tori Van Wyen (shot 86, tied for 26th place). Playing in their first collegiate event, freshman Jordan Krahn carded an 88, sophomore Laurin Halstead shot 90 and freshman Erin McPhee totaled 98 to round out the Petrel scoring.

Tuesday's final round action is underway at the Oakview Country Club. Check back to gopetrels.com for complete results.

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