Kaylin Yost named Big South women’s golfer of the week

Kaylin Yost
(Tim Cowie photo)
Kaylin Yost (Tim Cowie photo)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After finishing as runner-up in the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic, Kaylin Yost of Campbell University has been named Choice Hotels Big South Conference women's golfer of the week.

A senior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Yost produced her best finish since winning the Fighting Camel Classic in Oct. 2012 by shooting 69-72-72—213 on the par-71 Starmount Forest Country Club layout.   She was one of only two players in the 84-golfer field to shoot par or better for the event.

Yost led the tournament with 14 birdies over the 54-hole event, played the par-3 holes at one-under and had the third-best average (3-over) on the par fours.    Her opening round 69 was a season-low.

Her 36- (141) and 54-hole totals (213) are both tied for fourth-lowest in the 25-year history of the Campbell women's program. 

She led Campbell to a runner-up finish in the team standings (299-289-290—878) and the sixth-best 54-hole score in program history.  CU finished 2 strokes behind team champion Chattanooga (876) and 6 ahead of third-place Maryland (884)

A two-time All-Big South Conference selection and the 2012 Big South women's golfer of the year, Yost has been named league golfer of the week four times in her career.  She is the second Campbell player to earn the award this season.  Tahnia Ravnjak (Sept. 12) claimed the award after winning the Golfweek Program Challenge.

Through three events (8 rounds), Yost has posted a 73.0 stroke average.  She is tied for 20th in the nation with 24 birdies and tied for 47th in fairway percentage (84.6).

Yost and the Camels return to action Oct. 12-13 at the Diane Thomason Invitational hosted by the University of Iowa.