2018-19 YEAR IN REVIEW: Golf

2018-19 YEAR IN REVIEW: Golf

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's and women's golf teams concluded the 2018-19 season, earning top-five finishes throughout the season.

Men's Recap
The men's team finished the 2019 campaign with two top-five finishes. The Tigers finished fifth in the Piedmont Fall Invitational on Oct. 1-2 and third in the Rhodes Spring Classic on April 15-16.

At the 2019 SAA Championships, the program finished fourth with an 891 score (311-294-286). The 286 score in the final round was the lowest of the round and of the tournament. Basil Boyd led Sewanee with a 15th place score of 223 (80-74-69).

Nationally, the Tigers were ranked as high as 18th in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.

Men's Season Low Scores & Stroke Averages
Fernando Acosta-Rua - 79 | 80.5
Reid Alexander - 83 | 88.5
Basil Boyd - 69 | 70.0
Charles Hargrove - 74 | 80.0
George Hite - 74 | 76.8
Will Levinson - 79 | 80.0
Gray Matthews - 71 | 76.0
Tommy Oliver - 68 | 74.7
Michael Olmsted - 73 | 75.4
Nick Powell - 70 | 73.2
Zach Russell - 69 | 76.1
Woodson Smith - 69 | 75.9
Nic Vandeventer - 70 | 75.9
Alan Whitehead - 73 | 75.8

Women's Recap
Sewanee women's golf posted a team-best fourth place finish at the Montgomery Country Club Women's Intercollegiate on Sept. 15-16.

At the 2019 SAA Championships, the Tigers scored a 975 (332-317-326) for fifth at the conference tournament. Sophie Morrill finished 10th in the event with a 242 score (84-80-78) to pace Sewanee.

The women's squad were also ranked nationally in the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) poll. The team earned a season-high ranking of 17th.

Women's Season Low Scores & Stroke Averages
Sarah Battye - 78 | 82.7
Mary Elizabeth Benton - 77 | 82.0
Caroline Cole - 78 | 83.4
Hunter Farrell - 79 | 86.7
Sophie Morrill - 75 | 81.3
Corinne Parrish - 84 | 84.0
Ella Slade - 84 | 92.2
Meghan Symonds - 75 | 81.3
Margaret Wentz - 77 | 83.2

Awards

Southern Athletic Association
All-SAA Team
Sophie Morrill - Second Team
Nick Powell - Second Team

SAA All-Sportsmanship Team
Men: Nic Vandeventer
Women: Natalie Javadi

SAA Academic Honor Roll
Men
Gray Matthews
Nic Vandeventer

Women
Natalie Javadi
Sophie Morrill
Corinne Parrish
Mallory Anne Sheehan
Meghan Symonds

Women's Golf Coaches Association
Scholar All-Americans
Natalie Javadi
Sophie Morrill

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