Tigers shoot one of the lowest rounds of the day to finish 11th at the elite Golfweek Fall Invitational

Tigers shoot one of the lowest rounds of the day to finish 11th at the elite Golfweek Fall Invitational

SANDESTIN, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2016)  Against some of the top NCAA Division III teams and players, the Sewanee women's golf team moved up five spots to finish 11th at the elite Golfweek Fall Invitational at the Baytowne Golf Club.

After finishing with a 343 and a 333 on Sunday and Monday, the Tigers fired a 311 on Tuesday. Only three other teams had better rounds during the final day, while Washington & Lee tied Sewanee at 311. Overall, Wittenberg won the event with a 927 total. Methodist was second, 10 strokes behind, while Texas-Tyler and Mary-Hardin Baylor tied for third at 941.

Individually, Jane Hopkins-Wood of Wittenberg completed her wire-to-wire win with a one-over par 215. The medalist winner had the low round each day.

After back-to-back rounds of 81, Meghan Symonds led the Tigers with final-round 76. Symonds finished tied for 21st in a field that featured the majority of the top-100 players in the nation.

Along with Symonds, Sarah Battye and Sophia Morrill both finished Tuesday with a final-round 76. Overall, Battye tied for 53rd with a 248 total while Morrill was 64th with a three-round 252.

Finally, Natalie Javadi closed with a 76 for a 54-hole 253 while Mary Elizabeth Benton was tied for 77th after an 83 (260 total) in the final round.

Sewanee will close out its fall season at the Chick-fil-a Classic in Rome, Ga., October 24th and 25th.

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