Women’s golf wins John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate title

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Wally Pendergrass

Staff Writer

The Troy women’s golf team won the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate on Tuesday, March 31, while the men’s golf team finished third in the Furman Intercollegiate on Sunday, March 29.

The women’s golf team beat out Middle Tennessee State on the final day, shooting an 892, while the rival Blue Raiders finished with an 897.

On top of winning the team event, sophomore Fatima Fernandez Cano won the individual title, shooting a 210 for the event. She carded an eagle and five birdies during her final round.

Cano was the only player to shoot under par for the event.

The Trojans had an amazing final round, shooting an even score of 288, the lowest round by a team in the event.

Cano led the way for the Trojans, shooting the lowest round of the tournament, a five-under 67, on the final day.

Senior Taylor McGraw also had a top-10 finish for herself, finishing in sixth after shooting a 221 for the event and a 71 on the final day.

Sophomore Becca Horner finished tied for 22nd, senior Langley Vannoy finished tied for 29th, and senior Sydney Conrad tied for 35th.

The win is the Trojans’ second win of the 2014-2015 season and gives them an added boost going into the Sun Belt Conference Championships.

The Trojans’ men’s golf team also had a good outing as it traveled to the Furman University Golf Course on Saturday, March 28, and competed for three days in the Furman Intercollegiate.

The No. 34 Trojans improved their record to 79-29 on the season with their finish and defeated No. 31 Virginia Tech, who finished in eighth in the event.

Fellow Sun Belt member Georgia State won the event with an 858, while Jacksonville finished second with a 874 — just one shot above the Trojans.

Sophomore Luke Moser tied sixth with a 213 for his weekend score, shooting three-under, while sophomore Clayton Vannoy, who played as an individual in the event, tied for 11th with an even score for the event.

Three more Trojans finished in the top 35 of the event. Senior Tolver Doizer recorded his fifth top-25 finish and tied for 25th, shooting a 220 during the event.

Senior Phillip Brennan tied for 30th with a 221, and sophomore Jared Bettcher tied for 33rd with a 222.

Troy’s men’s team has one more event before the Sun Belt Conference Championships. The team plays in the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship on April 6-7 in West Point, Mississippi.

The Sun Belt Championship for men’s golf is currently set for April 19-21. The Sun Belt Championships for women’s golf are April 13-15.

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