September 13, 2011

Koh finishes 6th individually Campbell 3rd in team standings at Golfweek Program Challenge

PAWLEY'S ISLAND, S.C. – Michelle Koh finished sixth overall and Campbell placed third in the team standings following Tuesday's final round of the Golfweek Program Challenge women's tournament at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

A senior from Kuantan, Malaysia, Koh shot 72-72-75—219 to finish at six-over-par on the par-71, 2003-yard layout and earn her sixth career top-10 individual finish.

Freshman Lisbeth Brooks and sophomore Kaylin Yost also produced top-20 individual finishes for Campbell, which combined for a total of 883 strokes (292-295-296), which ties for the 4th-best 54-hole team showing in the program's history.

East Carolina (283-297-291—871) won the 12-school event by seven strokes over second-place James Madison (291-290-297—878).  Campbell (292-295-296—883) was third, followed by Texas State (291-292-302—885), South Florida (298-301-291—890) and UNC Wilmington (299-296-304—899).

Christina Miller of South Florida won medalist honors at four-under-par 209 (73-70-66) by shooting the event's low round over the final 18 holes.  Runner-up Nicole Sakamoto of James Madison (69-71-71—211) was the only other player in the 60-golfer field to finish in red numbers.

One day after shooting the second-lowest round in Lady Camel golf history, Brooks earned a top-15 showing in her collegiate debut.  The native of Waunakee, Wisc., shot 78-67-77—222 to tie for 14th place at nine-over par.

Yost, a sophomore from Pembroke Pines, Fla., recorded the team's low round of the day – even-par 71 – and tied for 16th place at 10-over 223 (74-78-71).

Freshman Brooke Bellomy (74-78-73—225) tied for 22nd in her first collegiate event after birdying two of her final four holes to shoot two-over for the day.   Junior Teresa Urquizu (72-85-79—236) tied for 43rd place.

Campbell continues its fall schedule Sept. 25-26 at the Dick McGuire Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico. 

Golfweek Program Challenge (Women)
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club / Pawley's Island, S.C.
Sept. 11-13, 2011 / Par 71, 6003 Yards

Final Team Results: 1. East Carolina 283-297-291—871, 2. James Madison 291-290-297—878, 3. Campbell 292-295-296—883, 4. Texas State 291-292-302—885, 5. South Florida 298-301-291—890, 6. UNC Wilmington 299-296-304—899, 7. Troy 303-310-300—913, 8. Jacksonville State 293-309-314—916, 9. Northern Iowa 303-306-308—917, 10. Boston College 313-307-301—921, 11. Missouri-Kansas City 309-311-307—927, 12. Central Arkansas 306-316-306—928.

Final Individual Leaders:  1. Christina Miller (South Florida) 73-70-66—209, 2. Nicole Sakamoto (James Madison) 69-71-71—211, 3. Julia Strandberg (East Carolina) 68-76-72—216, 4. Sofia Hagsund (UNC Wilmington) 72-74-71—217, 5. Brittany Atterbury (Northern Iowa) 74-70-74—218.

Campbell Individuals: T6. Michelle Koh 72-72-75—219, T14. Lisbeth Brooks 78-67-77—222, T16. Kaylin Yost 74-78-71—223, T22. Brooke Bellomy 74-78-73—225, T43. Teresa Urquizu 72-85-79—236.