KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina – Carolina Coast Tiffany Arafi shot a record 54-hole CCU individual score of 201, 15 under par, to win first place medal honors and lead the Coastal women’s golf team to the team title with a team score in three rounds of 839, 25 cents, at the Buccaneer Classic held at the Oak Point Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, SC
The roster’s five Chanticleers shot below par on the final day of play on Tuesday, while three of the five finished in the top 10 in the tournament standings.
Arafi, who set a new individual school record on 36 holes of 132.12 under par Monday with rounds of 68 and 64, shot a 69.3 under par in the final round of play on Tuesday to shoot away for the individual victory with a combined score of 201, 15 under par.
The previous record for the lowest individual score on 54 holes was a 205, 11 under par, par Nicole abelar last spring at the River Landing Classic in North Carolina.
The senior topped the tournament with an average score of 2.67, -5, par 3, finished third in the tournament with a scoring average of 3.92, -1, par 4, and placed in the top of the individual peloton with an average par 5 score of 4.47, -8, for the event.
She also dominated the entire tournament with 18 birdies to accompany 33 pars on her 54 holes of play.
As a team, the Chanticleers had rounds of 289, 273 and 277 to escape the field and win by 12 strokes with a team score of 54 holes of 839, 25 under par. The 54-hole team score of 839 is the lowest 54-hole team score in program history, breaking the previous record of 849, +9, at the Evie Odom Invitational earlier this month- this.
Like CCU’s second round 273, Chants’ third round 277, 11 below par, was the lowest team round of the day. The 277 round marks the third-lowest 18-hole team score in CCU history behind second round 273 yesterday and a 276.12 under par last year at the River Landing Classic.
Senior journeyman Caitlin Evans-Brand closed the tournament with a final round of 70.2 under par to place third overall with a score of 54 holes of 209.7 under par with rounds of 71, 68 and 70.
Evans-Brand led the tournament with a 3.79, -5 par-4 average over all three rounds of play, and finished the event with 15 birdies and 32 pars in total. His score of 209 on 54 holes is the second lowest in his CCU career.
First-year student Sara sarrion shot a round of 69.3 under par on Tuesday to tie for ninth with a score of 215 holes on 54 holes, 1 under par, with rounds of 76, 70 and 69. year Chant led the whole tournament with 42 pars and seven birdies over the two days of play.
Just a hit behind Sarrion was his compatriot Chant Sophie carlsen, like the patented junior rounds of 74, 71 and 71, to tie for 12th overall with 216, even par. In the last round of play, Carlsen recorded three birdies and 13 pars, for a total of 38 pars and eight birdies in his three rounds of play.
To complete the Chants programming, junior redshirt Jenjira Jinangkul who also shot under par with a round of 69.3 under par on Tuesday. Combined with his rounds of 78 and 77 on Monday, Jinangkul finished tied for 31st with a score of 224, +8. In his last 18 holes, Jinangkul was tied for third of the day with five birdies and 11 pars.
Play as an individual during the two day event, Maika llarena shot an 80, +8 on Tuesday to give him rounds of 74, 84 and 80 for a 54-hole tournament score of 238, +22.
Les Chants finished ahead of Sun Belt Conference member Georgia Southern, who placed second with a team score of 851, 13 below par. Limestone (857, -7), Western Carolina (827, +8) and Houston Baptist (878, +14) round out the top five in the standings.
As a team, the Chanticleers topped the tournament field with a par 4 (3.98, -2) and par 5 (4.84, -12) score, and also led the field with 56 birdies. Coastal was also tied with Western Carolina for most pars on 54 holes of play with 177 on the team.
The Chanticleers will close the fall 2021 program at the Club at Olde Stone Intercollegiate hosted by Louisville on October 25-26 in Bowling Green, Ky.
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