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Point Women's Golf Places Third among 12 Schools, and Courtney Lowery wins the Skyhawk Invitational by One Stroke
Women's Golf - Tue, Mar. 14, 2017

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Point University women's golf team finished third among 12 schools at the 2017 Skyhawk Invitational, hosted March 13-14, by the Point University at the Callaway Gardens Golf Course in Pine Mountain, Ga.  Sixty-eight golfers began play on a cold, overcast and rainy Monday and completed a second 18-hole round on a cold and gray Tuesday


Point scored a 36-hole, two-day total of 645, 69-over par, including four-player totals of 321 on the first day and 324 the second day on the par 72, 5804-yard Lake View Course at Callaway Gardens.  The two team scores were the best team rounds of the season for the Skyhawks.


Lee University, an NCAA Division II school, put together rounds of 304 and 296 for a 36-hole total of 600, which was 35 strokes fewer than second-place Milligan College (Tenn.), which scored 322 and 313 for 635.  Point finished third with 645, and Thomas University (Ga.) finished just one stroke back with 646.  The Skyhawks finished 11 strokes ahead of Thomas after day one, and Thomas scored 10 strokes better than Point on day two.


Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.) rounded out the top five with 657, just one stroke ahead of Cumberland University (Tenn.) and Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.), each with 658.  University of Mobile (Ala.) placed eighth with 675.  Point was one of six Appalachian Athletic Conference members in the field of 12 schools.


Point University's Courtney Lowery (JR/Greenville, GA) earned medalist honors for the third time this season with the best score of the invitational in the first round, a two-under par 70.  She added a 75 on day two for a 36-hole total of 145, just one stroke over par, and earned six birdies and tied for a tournament best with 24 even-par holes.  Lowery finished one stroke ahead of Sam Burrus from Lee University, who shot rounds of 76 on Monday and 70 on Tuesday for a 146 and had six birdies and 23 even-par holes.  Five Lee golfers placed among the first 11 golfers.


Point University's Jenna Dawn (SR/Alexandria, KY) placed 21st among the 68 golfers with a 36-hole total of 165.  Dawn scored an 87 on the course on the first day and improved to a 78 on day two.  Lena Lemieux (SR/Phenix City, AL) tied for 25th place with rounds of 82 and 85 for a two-day total of 167, and Meghan Keith (SR/Cedartown, GA) shot an 82 on Monday and an 86 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 168 and finished in a 28th-place tie.  Ashley Stamper (JR/McDonough, GA) was Point's fifth golfer and scored a two-day total of 181, including rounds of 90 and 91.


Cierra Gunnin (FR/Jefferson, GA) and Carey Smith (SO/McDonough, GA) represented Point and competed as individuals.  Gunnin completed rounds of 84 and 86 for a two-day total of 170, and Smith shot rounds of 114 and 105 for a total of 219.


NEXT COMPETITION:  Coached by Angela Jerman Ormsby, competes next at the Tennessee Wesleyan University Invitational at the Tennessee National Golf Club in Loudon, Tenn., Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21.