2018 Women's Golf
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Left to Right: Courtney Lowery; Meghan Keith; and Lena Lemieux
Women's Golf - Tue, Apr. 4, 2017

HELEN, Ga. – The Point University women's golf team finished third among 11 schools at the 2017 Appalachian Athletics Conference Spring Women's Golf Championship, hosted by Truett-McConnell University, April 3-4, at the Innsbruck Golf Club in Helen, Ga.  A field of 56 golfers completed the 36-hole event on the par 72, 5802-yard course.

Play was delayed during Monday's competition due to inclement weather and after re-starting play late Monday afternoon, officials were forced to suspend action due to darkness.  Only nine golfers had finished their rounds at that point.  The players completed 36 holes on Tuesday.


Point scored a 36-hole total of 661, 85 over par, including four-player totals of 328 in the first round and 333 for the second round and placed third among the 11 schools.  Point finished 20 strokes behind second-place Milligan College (Tenn.), which scored 641, and 35 strokes behind team champion SCAD-Atlanta, which totaled 626.  Fourth-place Tennessee Wesleyan University scored 668, just one less than fifth-place St. Andrews University (N.C.) with 669.  Host Truett-McConnell finished sixth with 670 strokes.


The top two individual golfers represented team champion SCAD-Atlanta – Bria Sanders finished first with a five-over par, 36-hole total of 149, including rounds of 75 and 74, and teammate Rachita Vasandani put together rounds of 76 and 75 for a total of 151.


Point University's Courtney Lowery (JR/Greenville, GA), who has placed first in three events this season and has won AAC Player of the Week and NAIA National Player of the Week honors, shot two rounds of 77 for a 10-over par total of 154.  Milligan's Cassidy Gibson placed fourth with a 156, and two of her teammates, Megan Gaylor and Michaela Matheson, tied for fifth with totals of 161, and SCAD-Atlanta's Micaa' Thomas tied for seventh with Devon Omar from St. Andrews, each with 36-hole totals of 162.


Point's Meghan Keith (SR/Cedartown, GA) shot rounds of 82 and 83 and tied for 14th place with a two-round total of 165.  Jenna Dawn (SR/Alexandria, KY) scored 80 in round one and 90 in round two and tied for 22nd with a 36-hole total of 170, and Lena Lemieux (SR/Phenix City, AL) combined rounds of 89 and 83 for a 36-hole total of 172 and tied for 25th place.  Cierra Gunnin (FR/Jefferson, GA) completed Point's top five with a 36-hole total of 204, including rounds of 94 and 110, and tied for 51st place.


Ashley Stamper (JR/McDonough, GA) represented Point as an individual player and put together rounds of 93 and 86 for a total of 179 and tied for 31st overall.


NEXT COMPETITION:  Coached by Angela Ormsby, Point hosts the Appalachian Athletics Conference Women's Golf Direct Qualifier at the Callaway Golf Course in Pine Mountain, Georgia, April 17-18.  The winning school receives an automatic berth in the NAIA National Championships, May 23-26 which will be hosted at the PGA National-Fazio Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., by Keiser University and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.