VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – The Coastal Carolina University women’s golf team shot a 284 brace in Tuesday’s final round of the Evie Odom Invitational to finish third with a nine of 849 (285-280-284).
Senior Tiffany Arafi finished her exceptional tournament with an even average of 70 in the final round as she finished second overall in the event with a 205 under-five (71-64-70). The 205 is tied for the best low score in program history, tying the former teammate’s 205 Nicole abelar, who shot the same score last year at the River Landing Classic. Arafi’s score of 135 in the first two rounds also tied her for the highest score in program history.
“What a great tournament for Tiff”, head coach Katie quinney noted. “It’s really hard to save a good round like she did yesterday, and she did with today’s round. She kept the ball in front of her, kept the ball in play and had shoots really well. “
First-year student Sara sarrion also finished the final round strong with a par 70. She finished the event tied for 11th with a double of 212 (71-71-70).
Sophie carlsen and Jenjira Jinangkul each finished the tournament with a score of 74 in four. Carlsen finished tied for 24th with a score of 217 in seven (71-72-74), while Jinangkul finished tied for 42nd with a score of 11 in 221 (74-73-74).
Caitlin Evans-Brand had her best round of the tournament with a par of 70. She jumped 16 spots in the standings to tie for 29th with an eight over 218 (72-76-70).
“We would have liked to have been second, but we had a really strong tournament,” added Quinney. “I’m really happy with the way the team played, and I think this team is on the right track.”
The score continued to be tough in Tuesday’s final round with only one team defeating par in today’s round, and it was the tournament winner, Central Florida. The 17th-ranked team in the country clocked a 274 under six in the round to earn five spots with a final score of 841.
College of Charleston shot the same as CCU finishing with a four-over on the day but finished one shot ahead of the Chants in second in the standings with an eight-over 848. Charlotte (+12, 852) and Sacramento State ( + 13, 853) rounds out the top five.
South Florida (+14,854) led the group of five seconds followed by North Florida (+21,861), Chattanooga (+22,862), host Old Dominion (+23,863) and Campbell ( +34 874).
UNCG (+45 885), Penn State (+49 889) and East Carolina (+63 903) rounded out the pack.
The Chants will take a week off before returning to action at the Buccaneer Classic hosted by Charleston Southern on October 18-19 at Oak Point Golf Club in Kiawah Island, SC
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