BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Nadine White returns to the site of her second collegiate victory and Campbell seeks a fifth-straight top-five showing next week at the Web.com Intercollegiate women's golf tournament.
A year ago, White earned the second of three individual crowns en route to collecting Big South player of the year honors with a 4-under-par finish at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
This spring, White and teammate Annelie Sjoholm lead the top-ranked team in the Web.com field. The No.-45 Camels will face 18 other teams beginning with 36 holes Monday on the par-72, 5967-yard Marsh Landing layout. Six other schools in the Web.com event are ranked in Golfstat's top 100 – Memphis (70), FIU (72), ETSU (77), Chattanooga (78), Texas State (88) and Columbia (98).
For the fourth time in five events this spring, Campbell is competing in the Sunshine State with the Web.com Intercollegiate marking the third time the Camels have played in the Jacksonville area. CU was runner-up at the Amelia Island Collegiate in February before finishing fifth at the UNF Collegiate and fourth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational.
Most recently, the Camels were runner-up at the Briar's Creek Invitational, marking the fourth time in eight outings this year Campbell has finished either first or second on the team leader board.
Campbell enters the event ranked 16th in the country with 309 birdies in 24 rounds, while rating in a 14th-place tie with six eagles. The Camels are 23rd in sub-par strokes per round (2.68), 37th in par-five scoring (4.97) and 40th on the par-three holes (3.18).
Individually, Sjoholm is 88th in the nation in the Golfstat Cup with a 73.13 stroke average, which leads all Big South Conference golfers. A junior from Vasteras, Sweden, Sjoholm is tied for 12th among all Division I golfers with 81 birdies and is 26th in sub-par strokes per round (3.46). she has finished among the top 20 six times in eight outings, with her first collegiate win at the Amelia Island Collegiate, plus third place efforts at the UNF and Briar's Creek events.
White is second in the Big South and No.-136 in the Golfstat Cup with a 73.75 scoring mark. A senior from Brisbane, Australia, White has placed among the top-25 in six-straight events and is coming off an eighth-place tie at Briar's Cree, where she finished at 1-under 215 (71-70-74).
Last year, White shot 70-68-74—212 to earn a two-stroke win at Marsh Landing. Sjoholm tied for 14th at plus-five 221 (72-79-70).
Joining Sjoholm and White in the Camel lineup next week will be sophomore Anna Svanka, freshman Desiree Andersson and senior Louise Latorre. Svanka rates ninth among Big South golfers with a 75.67 stroke average, while Andersson is fifth overall (75.24) and first among league freshmen. Latorre owns a 76.44 mark over nine rounds this year with a tie for 15th at Amelia Island in her last outing.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Marsh Landing CC
Apr. 3-4, 2017 / Par 72, 5967 Yards
Format: (54 holes) 36 holes on Monday, Apr. 3 with 8:30 am shotgun start; 18 holes on Tuesday, Apr. 4 with 8:30 am shotgun start.
Participating Schools (Golfstat rank): Campbell (45), Central Arkansas (82), Charleston Southern (105), Chattanooga (78), Cincinnati (119), Columbia (98), Daytona State, Delaware (112), East Tennessee State (77), Florida International (72), Georgia State (147), Jacksonville (103), James Madison (170), Memphis (70), North Florida (134), North Texas (137), Sam Houston State (117), South Florida (124), Texas State (88).