Women’s golf finishes seventh out of 40

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Jill Odom

Sports Editor

The Troy women’s golf team finished in seventh place out of 40 competing schools at the Kiawah Island Classic on Tuesday, March 3.

The Kiawah Island Classic took place at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, from Sunday, March 1, to Tuesday, March 3. The tournament was split up over two courses, and Troy took on the more difficult Osprey Point Course.

On Sunday, the Trojans finished in second place, shooting a 298, only one shot behind North Florida. Senior Langley Vannoy tied for eighth place with a 72 and had a tournament high of six birdies.

Teammates sophomore Fatima Fernandez Cano and senior Sydney Conrad tied for 16th with 74s in the first round.

On Monday, March 2, Troy preserved its second-place position and shot a 300 for the day at Oak Point Course.

College of Charleston took the lead from North Florida, which dropped back to third place after round two.

Cano took over as the leader of the Trojans, tying for fifth place on day two. She shot one under par with a 71, and it is her second under par of the season.

Senior Taylor McGraw wrapped up her second round two-over and advanced from tied for 51st to tied for 26th.

Vannoy also tied for 27th with McGraw, finishing with an 80. She had three birdies on Monday.

In the final round of the tournament, only the top 20 teams moved on to play at Osprey Point for the team title.

Troy shot a 313 and dropped to seventh place while College of Charleston finished with the win.

Cano fell back to being tied for 14th place, finishing three-over par. McGraw and Conrad both shot an 81 for the last round and tied for 60th and 69th, respectively.

The women’s golf team will return to the green for the 3M Jaguar Intercollegiate in Augusta, Georgia, on March 13-15.

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