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

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.

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.