Camels finish 4th at Gator Invite

Annelie Sjoholm
(Matt Stamey photo)
Annelie Sjoholm (Matt Stamey photo)

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GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Against a field that included four top-50 ranked teams, Campbell finished fourth after Sunday's final round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational at Mark Bostick Golf Course.

Only sixth-ranked Florida (285-280-282—847), 11th-ranked Duke (289-283-283—855) and No.-25 UCF (295-284-284—863) finished ahead of No.-54 Campbell (295-284-293—882).  No.-38 Clemson was fourth (884) in the 13-team field.  Campbell also finished ahead of Big Ten members Maryland (889) and No.-44 Wisconsin (902) as well as Virginia Tech of the ACC (899) and Big-12 member Kansas (919).

Annelie Sjoholm (70-76-73—219) tied for 18th place, while Anna Svanka tied for 21st (76-70-74—220).  Nadine White shot the team's low round of the day – even-par 70 – and tied for 24th (72-79-70—221).  Ayelen Irizar tied for 35th (77-73-76—226) and Desiree Andersson tied for 44th (75-77-76—228).

White had five birdies on Sunday and tied with Svanka for 3rd in overall par-3 scoring (even). White made seven birdies in the 54-hole event (tied for 8th), while Svanka had 38 pars (tied for sixth).

Only two of 78 golfers finished the event in red numbers. Eighteenth-ranked Maria Torres of host Florida claimed medalist honors at 5-under 205 (71-68-66) on the 6002-yard layout.  Leona Maguire of Duke – the nation's top-ranked individual – finished at 3-under-par (71-67-79—207).

As a team, the Camels tied for second in the field in par-3 scoring (+13), made 162 pars (T5th) and 27 birdies (4th).

Campbell, which earned its fifth-top five finish in seven outings, returns to action Mar. 20-21 at the Briar's Creek Invitational. 

SunTrust Gator Invitational
Mark Bostick Golf Course / Gainesville, Fla.
Mar. 11-12, 2017 / Par 70, 6002 Yards

Final Team Results: 1. Florida 285-280-282—847, 2. Duke 289-283-283—855, 3. UCF 295-284-284—863, 4. Campbell 295-284-293—882, 5. Clemson 304-293-287—884, 6. Maryland 297-293-299—889, 7. Florida International 299-296-295—890, 8. South Florida 307-294-296—897, 9. Virginia Tech 295-304-300—899, 10. Troy 303-302-296—901, 11. Wisconsin 307-302-293—902, 12. Mercer 303-309-297—909, 13. Kansas 309-299-311—919.

Final Individual Leaders: 1. Maria Torres (Florida) 71-68-66—205, 2. Leona Maguire (Duke) 71-67-69—207, 3. *Karolina Vlckova (Florida) 70-74-67—211, T4. Ashley Holder (UCF) 73-70-70—213, T4. Marta Perez SanMartin 72-70-71—213. *individual competitor; does not count in team score.

Campbell Individuals: T18. Annelie Sjoholm 70-76-73—219, T21. Anna Svanka 70-76-74—220, T24. Nadine White 72-79-70—221, T35. Ayelen Irizar 77-73-76—226, T44. Desiree Andersson 75-77-76—228.