Yost wins individual crown; Campbell finishes 4th at JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational

James Madison head coach Paul Gooden (right) presents the 2012 JMU Eagle Landing individual championship trophy to Kaylin Yost.
James Madison head coach Paul Gooden (right) presents the 2012 JMU Eagle Landing individual championship trophy to Kaylin Yost.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Campbell sophomore Kaylin Yost produced her first collegiate tournament title and the Camels finished fourth in the team standings after Sunday's final round of the James Madison/Eagle Landing Invitational women's golf tournament.

A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Yost was the lone golfer in the 101-player field to finish the event under par (67-74-74--215) on the par-72, 6282-yard Eagle Landing layout.  She recorded 15 birdies over the 54-hole tournament, most in the field.

Yost's performance was her fourth top-10 finish in her last five tournaments, including a fourth-place tie at the Miami Hurricane Invitational (Mar. 5-6).  Her 215 total marked Campbell's best 54-hole showing of the season and led the Camels to their eighth top-5 team finish in nine tournaments.

Alex Buelow of Stetson (74-74-68--216), Juliet Vongphoumy of Maryland (71-71-74--216) and Shena Yang of South Florida (69-75-72--216) finished in a three-way tie for second place at even-par 216.  Katie Kirk of East Carolina (71-74-72--217) and Christina Miller of South Florida (69-73-75--217) tied for fifth.

South Florida (287-297-299--883) won the team title by three strokes over Maryland (295-290-301--886).  East Carolina finished third (294-302-294--890) and Campbell fourth (294-304-295--893), while Illinois was fifth (302-294-304--900) in the 18-school field.

Campbell freshman Lisbeth Brooks (76-77-72--225) shot an even-par 72 on Sunday in a final round that included four birdies and finished the tournament in a tie for 21st place.  Fellow freshman Brooke Bellomy (76-77-73--226) tied for 24th place after playing her final 12 holes at one-under-par.

Senior Michelle Koh (75-76-77--228) tied for 34th and sophomore Maria Jose Benavides tied for 54th (79-79-76--234).

Playing as individuals, Teresa Urquizu (75-78-74--227) tied for 27th, Alexandra Prazak (76-76-80--232) tied for 47th and Babette Lemberger (79-81-81--241) tied for 81st.

Campbell continues its spring season Mar. 26-27 at the Georgia State John Kirk Lady Panther Intercollegiate.

James Madison/Eagle Landing Invitational
Eagle Landing GC / Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mar. 9-11, 2012 / Par 72, 6282 Yards 

Final Team Results:  1. South Florida 287-297-299--883, 2. Maryland 295-290-301--886, 3. East Carolina 294-302-294--890, 4. Campbell 294-304-295--893, 5. Illinois 302-294-304--900, 6. East Tennessee State 304-299-300--903, T7. UNC Greensboro 304-295-310--909, T7. Chattanooga 303-304-302--909, T7. Stetson 305-308-296--909, 10. Elon 302-308-305--915, 11. Samford 310-303-303--916, 12. James Madison 305-307-308--920, 13. Western Carolina 304-309-309--922, 14. Old Dominion 304-314-310--928, 15. Jacksonville 313-310-310--933, 16. Morehead State 314-302-318--934, 17. Radford 311-315-311--937, 18. Illinois State 312-314-313--939.

Final Individual Results: 1. Kaylin Yost (Campbell) 67-74-74--215, T2. Alex Buelow (Stetson) 74-74-68--216, T2.  Juliet Vongphaumy (Maryland) 71-71-74--216, T2. Shena Yang (South Florida) 69-75-72--216, T5. Katie Kirk (East Carolina) 71-74-72--217, T5. Christina Miller (South Florida) 69-73-75--217.

Other Campbell Individuals: T21. Lisbeth Brooks 76-77-72--225, T24. Brooke Bellomy 76-77-73--226,  **T27. Teresa Urquizu 75-78-74--227, T34. Michelle Koh 75-76-77--228, **T47. Alexandra Prazak 76-76-80--232, T54. Maria Jose Benavides 79-79-76--234, **T81. Babette Lemberger 79-81-81--241.

** Played as an individual, did not count in team score.