October 23, 2012

Campbell wins Fighting Camel Fall Classic; Yost claims individual title

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Led by individual medalist Kaylin Yost, Campbell University won its own Fighting Camel Fall Classic intercollegiate women's golf tournament at Keith Hills Country Club.

After holding a two-stroke lead through 36 holes, Campbell fired a 306 on Tuesday to claim the team title (294-298-306—898) by 8 shots over runner-up Old Dominion (297-297-312—906).  Longwood (309-296-313—918) was third and Cal State Fullerton fourth (312-309-304—925) in the 12-school event.

Campbell provided John Crooks with his 66th career women's coaching victory.  He moved into sole possession of 4th place on the NCAA Division I career tournament coaching wins list.  Overall, Crooks has guided the Campbell men and women to a combined 111 career tourney titles.

While breaking the tournament 54-hole team scoring record by four strokes, the Camels won their 14th Fighting Camel Classic title in the 18 times the event has been staged.  CU has claimed the team tourney crown on 5-straight occasions.

A junior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Yost finished the 54-hole tournament at one-over-par 217 (73-69-75) to gain medalist honors by three strokes over Se Ri Lee of Cal State Fullerton (74-75-71—220).  Yost had 9 birdies and 36 pars and led the field with a one-over scoring average on the par 4 holes.

The title was the second career individual championship for Yost, who won the James Madison Eagle Landing Invitational last March.  Her 217 marked the second-lowest 54-hole tally in the event behind the 215 posted by last year's champion Amy Anderson of North Dakota State.

Yost, the 2012 Big South Conference player of the year, led a group of 6 Campbell players among the top 15 finishers.  Sophomore Brooke Bellomy (77-47-76—227), who topped the field with 41 pars, tied for eighth place, while junior Maria Jose Benavides (78-75-76—229) tied for 10th.

Sophomore Lisbeth Brooks (72-81-78—231), freshman Tahnia Ravnjak (72-81-78—231) and senior Teresa Urquizu (80-74-77—231) finished among a 5-way tie for 15th. 

Brooks finished with 36 pars, while Urquizu led the event in par-3 scoring (-1) and notched 32 pars, plus 6 birdies. 

Sophomore Babette Lemberger (82-79-80—242) tied for 34th in the 65-player field.

On Monday, Yost set a new tournament 36-hole record of 142 (73-69) after her six-birdie second round on the par-72, 6026-yard Keith Hills layout, which yielded just three rounds under par during the event.

Amanda Steinhagen shot 71 Monday afternoon, while Lee's 71 was the lone figure in red numbers Tuesday.

Campbell now has two championships (including last month's Golfweek Program Challenge) and a pair of fourth-place showings in four outings this fall.  The Camels continue their fall slate this weekend (Oct. 27-28) at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C.

Fighting Camel Fall Classic
Buies Creek, N.C. / Keith Hills CC Orange & Black
Oct. 22-23, 2012 / Par 72, 6026 Yards

Final Team Results: 1. Campbell 294-298-306—898, 2. Old Dominion 297-297-312—906, 3. Longwood 309-296-313—918, 4. Cal State Fullerton 312-309-304—925, 5. Rollins 309-306-312—927, 6. Winthrop 315-308-321—944, 7. Wichita State 319-315-324—958, 8. Gardner-Webb 318-314-331—963, 9. Radford 332-314-322—968, 10. Richmond 332-317-324—973, 11. St. Francis (Pa.) 336-328-331—995, 12. Towson 335-340-339—1014.

Final Individual Leaders: 1. Kaylin Yost (Campbell) 73-69-75—217, 2. Se Ri Lee (CS Fullerton) 74-75-71—220, T3. Amanda Steinhagen (Longwood) 74-71-79—224, T3. Ariel Witmer (Longwood) 75-74-75—224, T5. Kimberley Bradbury (ODU) 76-72-77—225, T5. Samantha Morrell (ODU) 72-75-78—225.

Other Campbell Individuals: T8. Brooke Bellomy 77-74-76—227, T10. Maria Jose Benavides * 78-75-76—229, T15. Lisbeth Brooks 72-81-78—231, T15. Tahnia Ravnjak 72-81-78—231, T15. Teresa Urquizu 80-74-77—231, T34. Babette Lemberger * 83-79-80—242.

* played as individual; does not count in team score. 

NCAA Division I Women's Golf All-Time Tournament Coaching Victories

Head Coach / Years / School / Tournament Wins
Dan Brooks / 1984-present / Duke / 112
Mark Gale / 1978-96 / San Jose State / 91
Dale McNamara / 1974-2000 / Tulsa / 81
John Crooks / 1991-present / Campbell / 66
Linda Vollstedt / 1980-2001 / Arizona State / 65 

Fighting Camel Classic All-Time Tournament Records

Top 10 Individual Low Rounds (2012 marks in bold)
67  Amy Anderson (North Dakota State) Nov. 1, 2011
69  Kaylin Yost (Campbell) Oct. 22, 2012
70  Mary Mattson (Campbell) Mar. 2, 2010
71  Maria Combes (Campbell) Apr. 8, 1995
71  Mara Larrauri (Campbell) Apr. 7, 1998
71  Amanda Steinhagen (Longwood) Oct. 22, 2012
71  Se Ri Lee (Cal State Fullerton) Oct. 23, 2012
72  Maria Maldonado (Campbell) Apr. 7, 1995
72  Kylie Pratt (Campbell) Apr. 7, 1998
72  Patricia Martinson (Charleston Southern) Apr. 3, 2001
72  Jayme Kolinski (Campbell) Apr. 1, 2002
72  Chelsea Curtis (Georgetown) Mar. 6, 2006 (No. 2)
72  Chelsea Curtis (Georgetown) Mar. 6, 2006 (No. 2)
72  Alejandra Shaw (Campbell) Mar. 6, 2006 (No. 2)
72  Colette Lowe (North Carolina) Mar. 6, 2006 (No. 2)
72  Mary Mattson (Campbell) Feb. 26, 2007
72  Kate O'Sullivan (High Point) Feb. 27, 2007
72  Yue Xu (Appalachian State) Mar. 2, 2010
72  Kaylin Yost (Campbell) Oct. 31, 2011
72  Teresa Urquizu (Campbell) Nov. 1, 2011
72  Lisbeth Brooks (Campbell) Oct. 22, 2012
72  Elizabeth Haycock (Old Dominion) Oct. 22, 2012
72  Samantha Morrell (Old Dominion) Oct. 22, 2012
72  Tahnia Ravnjak (Campbell) Oct. 22, 2012
72  Kimberley Bradbury (Old Dominion) Oct. 22, 2012

Top 10 Individual 36-Hole Totals
142 (73-69) Kaylin Yost (Campbell) Oct. 22, 2012
143 (73-70) Mary Mattson (Campbell) Mar. 1-2, 2010
144 (72-72) Chelsea Curtis (Georgetown) Mar. 6, 2006 (No. 2)
145 (72-73) Maria Maldonado (Campbell) Apr. 7-8, 1995
145 (74-71) Amanda Steinhagen (Longwood) Oct. 22, 2012
147 (73-74) Belen Diaz Cisneros (Campbell) Mar. 1-2, 2010
147 (73-74) Teresa Urquizu (Campbell) Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
147 (72-75) Elizabeth Haycock (Old Dominion) Oct. 22, 2012
147 (72-75) Samantha Morrell (Old Dominion) Oct. 22, 2012
148 (77-71) Maria Combes (Campbell) Apr. 7-8, 1995
148 (74-74) Mara Larrauri (Campbell) Apr. 7-8, 1997
148 (77-71) Mara Larrauri (Campbell) Apr. 6-7, 1998
148 (74-74) Maite Ortiz de Pinedo (Campbell) Feb. 26-27, 2007
148 (73-75) Sarah Bejgrowicz (Campbell) Mar. 1-2, 2010
148 (75-73) Amy Anderson (North Dakota State) Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
148 (76-72) Kimberley Bradbury (Old Dominion) Oct. 22, 2012 

Top 10 Individual 54-Hole Totals
215 (75-73-67) Amy Anderson (North Dakota State) Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
217 (73-69-75) Kaylin Yost (Campbell) Oct. 22-23, 2012
219 (73-74-72) Teresa Urquizu (Campbell) Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
220 (74-75-71) Se Ri Lee (Cal State Fullerton) Oct. 22-23, 2012
224 (72-79-73) Kaylin Yost (Campbell) Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
224 (74-71-79) Amanda Steinhagen (Longwood) Oct. 22-23, 2012
224 (75-74-75) Ariel Witmer (Longwood) Oct. 22-23, 2012
225 (72-72-81) Chelsea Curtis (Georgetown) Mar. 6-7, 2006 (No. 2)
225 (76-72-77) Kimberley Bradbury (Old Dominion) Oct. 22-23, 2012
225 (72-75-78) Samantha Morrell (Old Dominion) Oct. 22-23, 2012 

Top 10 Team Low Rounds
292  Campbell, Mar. 1, 2010
294  Campbell, Oct. 22, 2012
295  Campbell, Apr. 7, 1998
296  Campbell, Mar. 2, 2010
296  Campbell, Oct. 31, 2011
296  Longwood, Oct. 22, 2012
297  Old Dominion, Oct. 22, 2012
297  Old Dominion, Oct. 22, 2012
298  Campbell, Oct. 22, 2012
300  Campbell, Apr. 1, 2002
300  Campbell, Feb. 26, 2007

Top 10 Team 36-Hole Totals
588 (292-296) Campbell, Mar. 1-2, 2010
592 (294-298) Campbell, Oct. 22, 2012
594 (297-297) Old Dominion, Oct. 22, 2012
599 (296-303) Campbell, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
605 (300-305) Campbell, Feb. 26-27, 2007
605 (309-296) Longwood, Oct. 22, 2012
609 (307-302) Campbell, Apr. 7-8, 1995
610 (308-302) Illinois, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
612 (317-295) Campbell, Apr. 6-7, 1998
615 (306-309) Campbell, Apr. 3-4, 2000
615 (311-304) Appalachian State, Mar. 1-2, 2010
615 (309-306) Rollins, Oct. 22, 2012 

Top 10 Team 54-Hole Totals
898 (294-298-306) Campbell, Oct. 22-23, 2012
902 (296-303-303) Campbell, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
906 (297-297-312) Old Dominion, Oct. 22-23, 2012
918 (309-296-313) Longwood, Oct. 22-23, 2012
923 (308-302-313) Illinois, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
925 (312-309-304) Cal State Fullerton, Oct. 22-23, 2012
927 (309-306-312) Rollins, Oct. 22-23, 2012
937 (310-311-316) Georgetown, Mar. 6-7, 2006 (No. 2)
940 (322-317-301) Georgetown, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2011
944 (315-308-321) Winthrop, Oct. 22-23, 2012