Cayman’s own Samantha Widmer fired a two-under-par 70 in final-round action as the Elon University women’s golf team captured the Shamrock Invitational championship for the second consecutive year on on the 5,842-yard Tega Cay Golf Club course.
Widmer claimed the first place win (81-77-70-228), edging out Bucknell’s Amy Loughney (77-77-76-230) for first place out of 74 competitors. Teammate Taylor Johnson (74-80-78-232) finished in a tie for third place in the three-round, three-day tournament.
The Phoenix (311-323-300-934) carded a 12-over-par 300 – the lowest team round of the tournament – Sunday to stave off host Winthrop (322-312-302-936) for the title. Longwood (314-334-323-971) and Bucknell (330-322-319-971) ended up in a tie for third place in the 13-team standings.
Kennesaw State (322-333-318-973), High Point (325-334-318-977), Gardner-Webb (324-330-329-983), Jackson State (336-336-327-999), Appalachian State (344-351-325-1020), The Citadel (355-343-337-1035), Radford (345-354-343-1042), St. Francis of Pennsylvania (331-359-352-1042), and St. Mary’s of Indiana (356-356-339-1051) rounded out the rest of the field.
Kelly Baytos (12th/79-82-76-237), Danielle Mills (19th/77-89-76-242) and Kristin Tremoulis (Tied-37th/87-84-82-253) all scored for the Phoenix during the course of the weekend.