ROME, Ga.—Playing in the rain and freezing temperatures, the Birmingham-Southern women's golf team finished ninth at the Coosa Invitational, hosted by Berry College at the Coosa Country Club in Rome, Ga.
The Panthers carded a two-round total of 704 (357-347), led by senior Ellen Chun who finished 12th with a score of 161 (81-80). Senior Kaleigh Toole was second for BSC, followed by sophomore Wallis Fairvalley and Justus.
"The girls had to battle some very rough conditions on Monday," Head Coach Jason DeJiacomo said. "Senior Katie Skeeles had to withdraw from play with a wrist injury that has plagued much of her collegiate career. This put a lot of pressure on my lone freshman, Allison Justus, knowing that her score was going to count no matter what now, and especially with it being only the fourth competitive golf tournament she has ever played in! I am VERY proud of this team though. They stuck it out and gave it 100% both physically and mentally."
Cumberlands, ranked fourth in the NAIA fall national rankings, won the tournament with a score of 625 (311-314), followed by Trevecca Nazarene with 633 (324-309) and Huntingdon with 665 (334-331). SAA members Oglethorpe and Berry also participated; OU placed fifth with 672, and Berry was sixth with 685. Cumberland's Rachel Pingleton was the individual winner with 150 (78-72).
The Panthers travel to the Jekyll Island Invitational, March 14-16 at Indian Mounds Golf Club on Jekyll Island, Ga.