Sjoholm wins individual title; Campbell finishes as runner-up at Amelia National

Annelie Sjoholm
(ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Annelie Sjoholm (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

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FERNANDINA BEACH, FLA. – Annelie Sjoholm won the individual championship and Campbell finished second on the team leader board following Tuesday's final round of the Amelia Island Collegiate.

Sjoholm completed the event at 6-under-par 210 (70-71-69), matching her career low round Tuesday to earn her first collegiate title.  She finished one stroke ahead of second-round leader Jiwon Jeon of Daytona State (71-69-71—211) to become the 27th player in Campbell's 28-year women's golf history to earn an individual tournament trophy.

With four players among the top 15 individuals, Mercer won team honors at 9-over 873 (297-286-290), three strokes ahead of Campbell (292-294-290—876). Daytona State was third (302-287-288—877) in the 18-school event.

A junior from Vasteras, Sweden, Sjoholm made the turn Tuesday at even-par; then played bogey free golf with three birdies on the back side.  The only blemish on her scorecard was a bogey on the par-4 eighth hole.  She led the 96-golfer field with 14 birdies over three rounds and also in par-4 scoring (-4).

Sjoholm, who finished as individual runner-up in the 2014 LPGA Xavier Invitational and the 2016 Big South Championship, produced the second-lowest 54-hole score in Campbell women's golf history.  Only Nadine White, who finished at 6-under 207 on a par-71 layout at the 2015 Golfweek Program Challenge, has recorded a better 54-hole total in the program's history.

Sjoholm played the par-five holes at 2-under (tied for eighth in the field) and was even on the par-3 layouts.

Nadine White tied for fifth at even-par 216 (74-72-70) along with teammate Anna Svanka (73-72-71), who was competing as an individual.  Campbell senior Louise Latorre, also an individual player in the event, tied for 15th (72-73-77—222).

Junior Ayelen Irizar (71-76-78—225) and freshman Desiree Andersson (77-75-73—225) tied for 29th. Freshman Stacey White tied for 56th (77-76-79—232).

Nadine White led the field in par-5 scoring (-5), tied for second on the par-3 holes (-2) and was eighth with 10 birdies.  Svanka tied for second in birdies (13) and par-5 scoring (-4) while producing her best finish of the year.  Irizar was two-under on the par-3 layouts, second-best in the event.

As a team, Campbell led the tournament with 43 birdies and in par-5 scoring (-9), while tying for the lead on the par-3 holes (+1).

Coach John Crooks' Camels have placed among the top-10 team in each of their five outings in 2016-17 including a pair of runner-up finishes and the title at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

Campbell returns to action Mar. 6-7 in the UNF Collegiate at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club.

Amelia Island Collegiate
Amelia National Golf Club / Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Feb. 20-21, 2017 / Par 72, 6029 Yards

Final Team Results: 1. Mercer 297-286-290—873, 2. Campbell 292-294-290—876, 3. Daytona State 302-287-288—877, 4. Kennesaw State 300-303-291—894, T5. Georgia State 304-297-300—901, T5. Cincinnati 298-302-301—901, 7. Georgia Southern 311-299-293—903, 8. Samford 302-304-301—907, 9. Sam Houston State 307-302-299—908, T10. North Florida 302-301-306—909, T10. Tulsa 308-304-297—909, 12. Winthrop 299-304-310—913, 13. Jacksonville 310-303-301—914, 14. Jacksonville State 308-306-301—915, 15. Bradley 314-306-302—922, 16. UAB 311-308-304—923, 17. Morehead State 313-312-309—934, 18. UNC Asheville 327-315-314—956.

Final Individual Leaders: 1. Annelie Sjoholm (Campbell) 70-71-69—210, 2. Jiwon Jeon (Daytona State) 71-69-71—211, 3. Grace St-Germain (Daytona State) 73-73-68—214, 4. Hannah Mae Deems (Mercer) 71-71-73—215, T5. Anna Svanka (Campbell)* 73-72-71—216, T5. Medy Thavong (Kennesaw State) 74-76-66—216, T5. Nadine White (Campbell) 74-72-70—216.

Other Campbell Individuals: T15. Louise Latorre* 72-73-77—222, T29. Ayelen Irizar 71-76-78—225, T29. Desiree Andersson 77-75-73—225, T56. Stacey White 77-76-79—232.