Women's golf finishes sixth at Jekyll Island for best-ever finish at tournament

Women's golf finishes sixth at Jekyll Island for best-ever finish at tournament

The Oglethorpe women's golf team posted their best-ever finish at their own Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, coming in sixth out of the 21-team national field. The Stormy Petrels fired a final-round 37-over-par 325 on the Jekyll Island Golf Club's Indian Mound course on Sunday, putting them at 98-over 962 for the tournament and 50 strokes back of champion Carnegie Mellon. 

The Petrels were led on the weekend by senior Hailey Willman, who shot an 8-over 80 on the day to finish the 54-hole tournament at 14-over 230. She finished tied for ninth, coming in 10 strokes behind New York University's Navika Kuchakulla, the individual medalist. 

Junior Mara Tiger followed closely behind, posting a 5-over 77 on the day to finish the tournament at 22-over 238. She moved 16 spots up the leaderboard and finished tied for 22nd. Senior Katie Hanley also finished in the top half of the field, posting a 10-over 82 on Sunday and finishing tied for 39th with 28-over 244 over 54 holes. 

Sophomore Alivia Mattiace rounded out the Oglethorpe scorers with a 14-over 86 on the day and 42-over 258 for the tournament. Junior Ana Garcia posted 20-over 92 on Sunday and finished the tournament tied with Mattiace.

Freshman Graci Hallenbeck competed as an individual and recorded 24-over 96 on the day. She finished the tournament at 62-over 278.

The Petrels will be back in action next Sunday, when they travel to Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida, to take on Williams in a dual match at Mission Inn Resort and Club.

Second Round Recap

The Oglethorpe women's golf team shot a 24-over-par 312 on Saturday at the Jekyll Island Golf Club to move five spots up the leaderboard into fifth place at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, finishing the day at 61-over 637 over 36 holes. They ended the day 31 strokes back of leader New York University.

Senior Hailey Willman enjoyed an outstanding day on the club's Indian Mound course, firing an even-par 72 to move 20 spots up the leaderboard and finish the day tied for fourth for the tournament, just five strokes back of NYU's Navika Kuchakulla, the individual leader. Junior Mara Tiger had an excellent day, as well, firing a 5-over 77 to move 27 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 38th. Senior Katie Hanley shot 7-over 79 and moved up to a tie for 43rd after 36 holes.

Junior Ana Garcia shot a 12-over 84 to finish the first two rounds at 22-over 166. Sophomore Alivia Mattiace shot 18-over 90 and finished the day 28-over 172 for the tournament. Freshman Graci Hallenbeck competed as an individual and shot 16-over 88 on the day.

The Oglethorpe team will tee off their final round from the Indian Mound course Sunday at 9:40 a.m., while Hallenbeck will get started at 8:50 a.m. from the 10th hole.

First Round Recap

The Oglethorpe women's golf team finished the first round of the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational at 37-over-par 325. That tied them with SAA foe Berry and put them 27 strokes back of leaders New York University.

The Petrels were led by senior Hailey Willman, who posted a 6-over 78 to finish the day tied for 24th at five strokes back of a three-way tie for first. Sophomore Alivia Mattiace posted a 10-over 82. She finished the day tied for 49th, nine strokes back. Junior Ana Garcia also fired a 10-over 82 on the day, tying Mattiace for 49th. Senior Katie Hanley shot 11-over 83 to finish tied for 59th, while junior Mara Tiger posted a 12-over 84.

Freshman Graci Hallenbeck competed as an individual and shot a 22-over 94 on the day.

The Petrels will take the Indian Mound course again Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m., when they'll compete in the second of three rounds on Jekyll Island.

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