MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2015) – Despite the low round of the day by senior Emily Javadi, the No. 10 Sewanee women's golf team finished second, a stroke behind winner No. 14 Texas-Tyler, Tuesday, at the prestigious GolfWeek Fall Invitational at the Baytowne Golf Club.
As a team, Sewanee and Texas-Tyler both fired a final-round 313. Leading by one heading into Tuesday, the Patriots edged out the Tigers with a three-round 931. No. 7 Washington University finished third while No. 17 Huntingdon finished fourth. Overall, seven of the top-20 programs in the nation were in the field.
Individually, Javadi also capped off an unbelievable comeback playing at the No. 1 position. Javadi entered the final round five strokes off the lead by Laura Lindsey of Tyler. After shooting the low round of the day, a even-par 72, Javadi was a stroke behind Lindsey, who finished with a three-day 218.
Javadi made an impressive 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole which almost forced a playoff. However, Lindsey followed with a clutch eight-foot birdie putt for the win. That sealed both medalist and team championship honors for the Patriots.
Overall, the Chattanooga, Tenn., native finished third on the week in Par 3 scoring while leading the field in Par 4 scoring.
Freshman Meghan Symonds continued to play well. After her second-round 77, Symonds stayed consistent with another 77 on Tuesday. Her 235 total allowed the Tiger newcomer to finish 13th.
Fellow freshman Sophia Morrill was four strokes behind Symonds with a 239 total. After her final-round 81, Morrill finished in 21st place.
After back-to-back sub-80 rounds on Sunday and Monday, a tough back nine dropped senior Alison Eleey to a t-29th. Eleey finished with a three-round 241.
Finally, freshman Sarah Battye fired a final-round 83 for a three-day 248. She tied for 50th place.
With their fall season completed, Sewanee will head into the spring as one of the top teams in the nation. The latest Golfstat.com rankings are scheduled to be released on Wednesday.