March 16, 2010
Rome, Ga. - The Shorter College women's golf team fired a tournament-low 316 in Tuesday's final round to surge ahead of the field and take first place at the Berry College Invitational held at Coosa Country Club in Rome, Ga.
The No. 21-ranked Lady Hawks, who took first at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational at Stonebridge Golf Club back in October, finished 12 strokes ahead of second-place University of the Cumberlands, the 19th-ranked team in the country, in the 15-team event held at the par-72, 6,011-yard course.
Shorter posted a two-day total of 634 while Cumberlands, which trailed the Lady Hawks by just two strokes heading into the final round, recorded a 646.
Third-place Berry College turned in a 655 and University of Mobile (663) and University of West Georgia (671) made up the top five team finishers.
Shorter's Esther Gandarias and Ahmereen Humayun finished in a tie for third place with two-day totals of 156. Humayun rebounded from an 81 on Monday to fire a three-over, 75 on day two and claim a share of third position.
Both Gandarias and Humayun were named to the All-Tournament team.
Freshman Greta Lange narrowly missed out on a top 10 finish, placing 11th with a two-day total of 80-79=159.
Catalina Olarte (82-82=163) finished 14th and Petra Muller made the most of her second opportunity, drastically improving on an opening round 96 with a final round of 83 that resulted in her finishing in a tie for 41st-place with a 179.
Mobile's Maegan Rice took medalist honors with a blistering three-over, 147.
The Lady Hawks return to the course April 4-6 when they travel to Savannah, Ga., for the Spring Invitational.