Lander lands league title in program’s second year edging Armstrong Atlantic
PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. –- Led by Teresa Caballer Hernani's second-place finish, the second-year Lander women's golf team won the two-day, two-round Peach Belt Conference tournament championship hosted by Columbus State Sunday afternoon at the par-71, 5,849-yard Callaway Garden's Lake View Course.
The No. 18-ranked Lady Bearcats carded a two-round total of 307-304=611 and won the tournament by nine strokes ahead of second-place Armstrong Atlantic. Flagler College finished third with 623 and was followed by: 4. UNC Pembroke 624, 5. Columbus State 644, 6. Montevallo 666, 7. North Georgia 676, and 8. Young Harris 810. The Lady Bearcats must now wait to see if they will earn a berth into the national tournament.
Hernani, the reigning PBC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, finished second overall with a 72-76=148, one stroke behind UNC Pembroke's Meghan Moore (72-75=147). Moore was named the Individual Medalist for the first time in her career after finishing in the top five in each of the past two championships.
Flagler’s Nicole Keyser finished third overall after a final round 74 to jump two places after shooting a 75 in the opening round. Lander’s Michelle Reyes finished in a tie with Keyser after shooting 73 on Sunday, the low round of the day. Armstrong’s Kristen Sammarco and Jenna Birch each shot 150 in their two rounds to tie for fifth. The top-five players were all named to the All-Tournament team.
Lander's Rachel Uremovich (81-78) finished tied for 11th and Valentina Bueno (83-77) and Mariana Martins (78-82) tied for 15th with 160.