Campbell sweeps weekly Big South women’s golf honors

Annelie Sjoholm (left) and Desiree Andersson
(ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Annelie Sjoholm (left) and Desiree Andersson (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After finishing as runner-up in the Amelia Island Collegiate, Campbell University has swept the Big South weekly women's golf honors.  Tournament medalist Annelie Sjoholm was named golfer of the week, while Desiree Andersson claimed freshman of the week recognition.

Sjoholm won the Amelia Island Collegiate 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.

A junior from Vasteras, Sweden, Sjoholm led the 96-golfer field with 14 birdies over three rounds and also in par-4 scoring (-4) on the par-72, 6029-yard Amelia National Golf & Country Club layout.

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.

The career-best finish also lowered Sjoholm's stroke average to 73.73, best in the Big South Conference.

Andersson claimed her third Big South freshman of the week honor this season after matching her collegiate low round (73) while helping lead the Camels to their second runner-up finish this year and third top-two, including a team title at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.

A native of Hollviken, Sweden, Andersson shot 77-75-73—225 to tie for 29th place as Campbell (292-294-290—876) finished 3 strokes behind team champion Mercer and ahead of 16 other teams in the 18-school event.  She lowered her scoring average to 75.67, 10th-best among all Big South golfers.

The honors accumulated by Sjoholm and Andersson marked the fifth and sixth weekly marks earned by Campbell women's golfers this year.  Stacey White has also received freshman of the week status twice in the 2016-17 campaign.

Ranked No.-52 nationally by Golfstat, Campbell continues its season Mar. 6-7 with the UNF Collegiate at Jacksonville (Fla.) Golf & Country Club.