Women's Golf Takes 4th Place at BSC Southern Shootout

The Oglethorpe women's golf team bested its school record round from Sunday by 13 strokes on Monday and took fourth place in the BSC Southern Shootout from Highland Park in Birmingham, Ala., in the process. Their two-day total of 621 put them just 18 strokes behind the winners.

The Petrels had all of its top four players on Monday card sub-80 rounds. Freshman Elizabeth Kim finished third for the tournament, carding a second-round 75 for a two-day total of 148. Senior Tori Van Wyen was the top Petrel on the day, carding a second round of 73. Her two-day total of 156 placed her in a 21st-place tie. Meanwhile, senior Chelsea Gatterdam rounded out the Petrels in the Top 25. She finished tied for 25th with a two-day total of 158, carding a pair of 79s. Junior Jordan Krahn improved on her first-round 82 with a second-round 77, good enough for a two-day total of 159. She finished in 29th all by herself, meaning that all four Petrels with countable scores for the tournament finished in the Top 30.

Freshman Elizabeth Burns rounded out the Petrels' main lineup, finishing 56th with a two-day total of 174.

Sophomore Mary Roberts and junior Erin McPhee competed as individuals for the tournament. Roberts tied for 57th with a two-day total of 175, while McPhee took 59th after carding a 179.

Rhodes and Cumberlands (Ky.) finished tied for first with two-day totals of 603, but Rhodes emerged victorious in a team playoff. Lee came in third, eight strokes behind those two and 10 ahead of the Petrels. Wittenberg dropped to fifth, 13 behind Oglethorpe.

First round recap

The Oglethorpe women's golf team fired a school-record round of 317 Sunday at Highland Park in Birmingham, Ala., and they sit in fifth place after Round 1 of the BSC Southern Shootout, 18 strokes behind the leaders.

Freshman Elizabeth Kim led the Petrels, firing a two-over 73 on the day. She is tied for fourth at the end of the day, just four strokes behind the leader. She recorded an eagle on the par 5 seventh hole. 

Chelsea Gatterdam came in tied for 23rd after a first-round 79, while Jordan Krahn tied for 35th with an 82. Krahn's round also included an eagle, though, as she holed her approach shot on the par 4 15th.

Tori Van Wyen came in tied for 40th with an opening-day 83, while Elizabeth Burns tied for 49th with an 86.

Mary Roberts and Erin McPhee competed as individuals for the Petrels. Roberts came in tied for 43rd after carding a first-round 84, while McPhee tied Burns for 49th (86).

The Petrels sit 18 strokes behind Lee and 17 strokes behind Cumberlands (Ky.). SAA rival Rhodes and Wittenberg round out the rest of the Top 5, 15 and five strokes behind the Petrels, respectively.

The Petrels will be back for the second and final round on Monday in Birmingham.

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