Sewanee wins Huntingdon Intercollegiate by 24 strokes; Javadi earns medalist with 16-stroke victory

Sewanee wins Huntingdon Intercollegiate by 24 strokes; Javadi earns medalist with 16-stroke victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Sept. 28, 2015) – The Sewanee women's golf team made history Monday by winning both the team and individual titles at the Huntingdon Intercollegiate at the Montgomery Country Club.

It was the first time in program history that the Tigers have won a team tournament in women's golf. Sewanee fired a final-round 313, which was the low round of the day. Sewanee's 623 total was 24 strokes ahead of second-place finisher and host, Huntingdon. Methodist finished third with a 659. Sewanee led the field with 23 birdies.

Individually, senior Emily Javadi dominated the field. The Chattanooga, Tenn., native led wire-to-wire with a three-under 143. Both her first-round 70 and second-round 73 were the two lowest rounds of the tournament. Javadi finished 16 strokes ahead of second-place finishers Hallie Rice of Huntingdon, Lauren Durbin of SAA rival Millsaps, and teammate Meghan Symonds.

Symonds finished with a 159 total after her second-round 79.

Along with Javadi and Symonds, two other Tigers finished in the top-10.

Freshman Sophia Morrill finished t-fifth with a 161 while senior Alison Eleey improved by four strokes Monday for a two-day 162.

Freshman Mary Elizabeth Benton rounded out the players counting in the team scores with a 170 for a t-20th-place.

Individually, sophomore Brook Vann finished 19th after her 169 while freshman Eva Jones was t-50th after an 188.

Sewanee returns to action at the prestigious GolfWeek Preview, October 12-13 in Sandestin, Fla.

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