Women’s golf places 11th in competition

Jill Odom

Sports Editor

The Troy women’s golf team traveled to Tallahassee, Florida, to start its spring season at the FSU Match-Up, and finished in 11th place on Sunday, Feb. 15.

On the first day of the FSU Match-Up, Troy shot a 312, placing it in 11th place. No. 2 South Carolina led the first round after shooting 292, while No. 9 Mississippi State placed second, four strokes behind.

Senior Taylor McGraw led the Trojans by tying for 24th place on Friday, Feb. 13. She shot four-over 76 and picked up a birdie. Sophomore Fatima Fernandez Cano had two birdies and tied for 35th place.

On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Trojans shot a 311, but remained in the 11th place. South Carolina remained in first place shooting 591, but Mississippi State dropped back to 6th.

Senior Langley Vannoy led her teammates with a four-over 76. McGraw and Cano also tied for 33rd with a 77. Senior Sydney Conrad tied with Vannoy for 58th by shooting eight-over and made a birdie on the 11th hole.

Troy finished up its final round on Sunday, Feb. 15, in 11th place, beating Georgia State. Troy’s competition consisted of six top-40 teams and 10 teams ranked in the top 70. Furman won the title, while South Carolina slipped to fourth place. Mississippi State regained second place.

Cano overtook McGraw and played one-over par, finishing tied for 32nd place. McGraw, Vannoy, and Conrad all tied for 54th. Vannoy and Conrad both shot a 77 on Sunday, and McGraw finished the tournament with an 81.

The Troy women’s golf team will compete next at the USA Women’s Invitational in Mobile, on Feb. 23 and 24.

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