The Elon University women’s golf team placed seventh out of 16 teams at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate in Stockbridge, Ga., March 30-April 1. The Phoenix finished with a final combined score of 919, falling in at 55 over par at Eagle’s Landing Country Club. Elon had rounds of 308, 300 and 311 in the tournament, which was hosted by Georgia State University.

Individually, freshman Kelsey Badmaev paced Elon by shooting 224, placing her in a tie for 12th place among 90 players. Badmaev shot 75, 73 and 76 over her three rounds, which included six birdies.

Sophomore Sunna Vidisdottir followed for the Phoenix, finishing tied for 22nd with a score of 229. She shot 77, 75 and 77 in her three rounds, but shot nine birdies. A quadruple bogey on the second hole of her final round proved to be her undoing.

Fellow sophomore Kathryn Buckingham finished tied for 37th after shooting 233 with rounds of 76, 78 and 79.

Sophomore Emily Brooks shot 235 in the tournament, good for a tie for 43rd place. Brooks shot an opening round 81, but bounced back with rounds of 75 and 79.

Junior Katie Partridge shot 240, giving her sole possession of 55th place. Partridge shot 80, 77 and 83 in her three rounds.

Campbell University won the event with a score of 876, 15 strokes ahead of second-place Georgia State. Individually, Campbell senior Kaylin Yost, Georgia State senior Maria Palacios and University of Georgia sophomore Amira Alexander tied for the low score with totals of 214, two strokes under par.

Elon will return to action at the UNCW Seahawk Classic April 4-6 in Wallace, N.C. The tournament is hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


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