No. 4 Mary Hardin-Baylor beats 21-team field to win Jekyll Island Invitational
JEKYLL, Ga. -- Fourth-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor posted the lowest round of the tournament when it mattered most as the Cru won the team title at the Jekyll Island Invitational on Sunday.
The UMHB women posted a 323, 316, 315 (954) team total and beat defending national champion Methodist (960) by six strokes.
No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps took third place with a 964, Illinois Wesleyan claimed fourth place after shooting 982 and U.T.-Tyler rounded out the top five with a 984. There was a 21-team field in the event.
Victoria Thane posted the lowest individual finish for the Cru women. Thane took third place with a 79, 76, 80 (235). Kelly Gonyea shot 81, 77, 79 (237) to tie for fourth place. Sara Eckert fired an 82, 81, 78 (241) to tie for 12th place.
Elizabeth Davis tied for 16th after posting 82, 82, 78 (242), Taylor O'Rear tied for 34th place with a 247 and Ashley Garbade shot 252 to tie for 46th place individually.
Elizabeth Cheng of Hollins won the individual title after carding an 81, 71, 76 (228).
The three-day, 54-hole event was played on a par-72, 8,838-yard layout at Indian Mound Golf Course.