Camels finish fifth at Hurricane Invitational; three among top 10 individuals

Kaylin Yost
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Kaylin Yost (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

CORAL GABLES, FLA. – Brooke Bellomy, Kaylin Yost and Michelle Koh placed among the top 10 individuals and Campbell finished 5th in the team standings after Tuesday's final round of the Hurricane Invitational intercollegiate women's golf tournament at Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club.

Bellomy (70-74-82) led after 36 holes, but finished the event tied with Yost (78-72-76) for fourth place at 13-over 226 on the par-71, 6017-yard Deering Bay layout. 

A freshman from Ona, W.Va., Bellomy shot a collegiate career-low 70 in Monday's first round, marking the low 18-hole score in the event.  Her fourth-place finish was her best of the season, eclipsing a sixth-place tie last fall at the Xavier LPGA International Invitatonal.

Charlotte Lorentzen of Georgia State won individual honors at six-over 219 (74-73-72).  No one in the 86-player field shot par or better on Tuesday.  Ginger Mak of James Madison was second (76-71-73—220), while Alice Choi of Georgetown (76-74-75—225) finished third.

Sixteenth-ranked Ohio State (308-297-313—918) won a two-hole playoff against host Miami (306-291-321—918) to claim team honors.  Georgia State (305-305-316—926) was third, followed by Kennesaw State (299-310-319—928) and Campbell (313-306-310—929). 

Longwood (938) finished sixth, ahead of Michigan (943) and Georgetown (947) in the 16-team field.

A sophomore from Pembroke Pines, Fla., Yost recorded the team's low round on Tuesday and moved up to produce her third top-10 finish in the last four outings (78-72-76—226).

Koh, a senior from Kuantan, Malaysia, tied for 7th (75-77-77—229), marking her fourth top-10 showing of the year.  Freshman Lisbeth Brooks tied for 31st (79-80-78—237), sophomore Maria Jose Benavides tied for 34th (82-77-79—238) and junior Teresa Urquizu tied for 54th (81-81-86—248).

Bellomy and sophomore Alexandra Prazak (T60th, 79-87-83—249) competed as individuals and did not count toward the team score.

Campbell continues its Spring Break trip to Florida Friday at the JMU Eagle Landing Invitational at Daytona Beach.

Hurricane Invitational
Deering Bay Yacht and CC / Coral Gables, Fla.
Mar. 5-6, 2012 / Par 71, 6017 Yards 

Final Team Results: * T1. Ohio State 308-297-313—918, T1. Miami 306-291-321—918, 3. Georgia State 305-305-316—926, 4. Kennesaw State 300-310-319—928, 5. Campbell 313-306-310—929, 6. Longwood 307-320-311—938, 7. Michigan 314-306-323—943, 8. Georgetown 317-307-323—947, 9. Daytona State 325-313-322—960, 10. Oral Roberts 313-313-335—961, 11. James Madison 337-308—645, 12. Kansas State 315-316-335—966, 13. Arkansas State 310-322-335—967, 14. Boston College 330-323-320—973, 15. Florida Gulf Coast 338-327-326—991, 16. Princeton 333-332-346—1011.
* Won two-hole playoff

Final Individual Leaders: 1. Charlotte Lorentzen (Georgia State) 74-73-72—219, 2. Ginger Mak (James Madison) 76-71-73—220, 3. Alice Choi (Georgetown) 76-74-75—225, **T4. Brooke Bellomy (Campbell) 70-74-82—226, T4. Amy Meier (Ohio State) 74-72-80—226, T4. Kaylin Yost 78-72-76—226.

Other Campbell Individuals:  T7. Michelle Koh 75-77-77—229, T31. Lisbeth Brooks 79-80-78—237, T34. Maria Jose Benavides 82-77-79—238, T54. Teresa Urquizu 81-81-86—248, **T60. Alexandra Prazak 79-87-83—249.

** Played as individual, did not count toward team score.