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Lady Paladins finish strong in Texas

The Lady Paladins finished as the runner-up at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. The Furman team included Coach Jeff Hull, Assistant Coach Laura DeMarco, Jacqueline Bendrick, Alice Chen, Haylee Harford, Madison Moosa, Reona Harai and Natalie Srinivasan.

Furman saved their best golf for the last round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. The Lady Paladins posted the lowest final round and climbed up six places on the leader board to finish second.

Texas won the tournament on their home course. US Women’s Amateur champion Sophia Shubert led the Longhorns and won the individual title. Texas teammate Emilee Hoffman gave the Longhorns a one-two individual finish.

Haylee Harford finished third at the Longhorn Invitational and helped lead Coach Jeff Hull’s team to a second place finish. (File Photo)

The Lady Paladin’s run up the leader board was led by Haylee Harford. The Furman junior shot an even par 72 to move up to third place. It was her second top-three finish this year. Harford was the runner-up at the season opening Lady Paladin Invitational.

Sophomore Natalie Srinivasan jumped up 10 spots on the individual leader board. The defending SoCon champion shot her second straight 1-under par 71 to earn a fourth place individual finish.

The Furman golfer from Spartanburg earned her second top-five finish in just over a week. Srinivasan led the Annika Invitational going into the final round before finishing in a tie for third place.

Alice Chen shot a final round even par 72 while Reona Harai and Jacqueline Bendrick each added a 2-over par 74 to contribute to the 289 final round total.

Furman finished in front of several top ranked teams including 3rd ranked Arizona State and 10th ranked Kent State.

Natalie Srinivasan shot a final round 1-under par 71 to move up to fourth place. (File Photo)

Clemson’s Alice Hewson started the final round with a one shot lead over the field. The Tiger junior struggled to start the final round. Hewson doubled the second hole and made four more bogeys in the first nine holes.

Hewson finished in a tie for sixth place after posting a 9-over par 81.

The Clemson team started the final round in third place, but just like Hewson the entire team had a difficult time in the final round. Clemson finished  the last round at 35-over par.

Clemson tied with Baylor for 11th place in the fifteen tournament.

The Lady Paladins have one more tournament remaining in the fall portion of their season. Furman will next play in the Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, NC.

Clemson will also play in the same tournament to complete their fall season.



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