The Lady Paladins looked every bit as impressive as their number-9 national ranking would suggest as they swept to an impressive victory at the Moon Golf Intercollegiate.
Furman shot a 863 total to finish 17 shots in front of Old Dominion and Virginia Tech in the tournament played at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, FL.
“I’m really happy to get a win in our first event of the spring,” said Furman head coach Jeff Hull. “The team played really well under some very tough conditions and really fought hard until the end,” he noted
Alice Chen finished on top of the individual standings while SoCon defending champion Natalie Srinivasan was tied for second place with Monica San Juan from Chattanooga.
Chen was able to move up from second place in the final round. Chen carded a team-high five birdies, including two in her last four holes, to finish in front of her teammate. The Furman senior shot a final round 70 to win individual honors by three-shots.
“I was particularly proud of Alice for her second collegiate win, especially the way she played coming in. Natalie also had a good tournament, finishing second. It was nice to have four players in the top ten,” said the Furman coach.
Jacqueline Bendrick and Haylee Harford finished in a tie for 10th place with 219 totals.
The Lady Paladins will take a big step up in competition when they play in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island starting on March 2.