Natalie Srinivasan started the spring portion of the Lady Paladin’s schedule playing like she did at the end of the fall season. Winning.
The Furman senior entered the final round of the Moon Golf Invitational trailing her teammate Anna Morgan by three shots.
It did not take the Lady Paladin senior long to cut into the freshman’s lead.
Srinivasan birdied her first hole of the day while Morgan bogeyed her first hole. Playing a shot-gun start format by the time the two golfers finished their first nine holes Srinivasan had taken the lead.
The 2018 SoCon golfer of the year finished with a 5-under par 67 to tie for the best round shot in the tournament played at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida.
Srinivasan finished with a 10-under par 206 total to top her teammate by four shots.
“I am so excited and humbled to be able to get my third win this season at the Moon Golf Invitational,” said Srinivasan at the completion of the tournament. “This was a great event with a really good field. It was awesome to have individuals finish in first and second place, and I can’t think of a better way to start my last semester at Furman,” she added.
Morgan held off Linda Lundqvist from Augusta to finish in second place.
Srinivasan’s win in Florida goes with her victories at the Glass City Invitational and the Lady Paladin Invitational. The Lady Paladin golfer from Spartanburg is ranked 19th in the Golfweek Women’s individual college ranking.
The Furman team finished in sixth place. Ole’ Miss won the team title by three shots over Augusta.
“There were so many positives at this tournament, from Natalie establishing herself as one of the best players in the country with a solid win, to Anna finishing a career-best second place with a great 36 hole day yesterday,” said Furman coach Jeff Hull. ” We had some great bounce back performances, as well,” he said.
Phillips falls one shot short in Puerto Rico, Tigers finish fifth
Georgia sophomore Trent Phillips from Boiling Springs made a charge up the leader board in the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic.
Phillips shot a final round 6-under par 66 and just missed tying for the top spot. The three-time South Carolina Junior Golfer of the year climbed 19 spots on the leader board in the final round to finish fourth at 8-under par.
Three golfers finished one shot in front of Phillips. Charleston’s Logan Sowell, Oklahoma’s Garrett Reband and Georgia Tech’s Bartley Forrester all tied at 9-under par.
Phillips’ outstanding round helped carry the Bulldogs up a few spots to finish in third place behind Georgia Tech and Oklahoma.
Clemson lost a spot in the final round and finished in fifth place. The Tigers were led by Jacob Bridgeman who gained three spots on the final day. The Clemson sophomore shot a 71 to finish in a tie for 13th at 4-under par.
Gamecocks finish seventh in Houston
South Carolina held their 7th place spot in the final round of the All-American played at the Golf Club of Houston.
Sam Houston State finished four shots in front of Wake Forest for the team title.
Ryan Hall paced the Gamecock’s effort finishing 19th in the field.
The Tigers struggled in the final round of the IJGA Collegiate Invitational in Mexico. Clemson posted their worst score of the event in the final round and finished in 13th place.
Ivy Shepherd was the top Clemson golfer in the event. Shepherd finished at even par in a tie for 15th place.
Newberry wins Converse Spring Invite
The Wolves won the team and individual title at the Converse College Spring Invite. The tournament was played at the Carolina Country Club.
Newberry finished with a team total of 648 for the win.
The Wolves’s senior Taylor Lance was the individual medalist in the tournament.