The Elon University women’s golf team finished sixth out of 40 schools in the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic. Junior Sunna Vidisdottir moved up eight spots on the final day finishing tied for third with an even- par, three-day score of 216.
Hosts, the College of Charleston, took the crown with a total score of 886, five strokes clear of second-place the University of North Florida.
The Phoenix sat in eight place after Sunday’s round one as the team shot a collective score of 306 (+18). Junior Sunna Vidisdottir led the way with a one-under par score of 71, which put her tied for fifth out of the 210 player field after 18 holes.
All five Elon golfers were in the top half of the field after the first round. Sophomore Kelsey Badmaev (T21) shot a three-over 75, junior Emilt Brooks (T61) shot a seven-over 79 and freshman Heather Munro and senior Kristi (T100) Ingram shot a nine-over 81’s respectively.
The Phoenix moved up to fifth on day two of the tournament with a score of 297. Munro shot the lowest score of the day for Elon golfers shooting a second-round 71. Munro was tied for 27th place overall with a pair of teammates Badmaev and Brooks who shot a 77 and 73 respectively.
The Phoenix shot a score of 299 as a team on Tuesday, which dropped it into sixth place after all 72 holes. Vidisdottir shot a three-under round of 69, allowing her to move up the leaderboard into a tie for third place.
Badmaev finished tied for 26th with a score of 227. Munro and Brooks also struggled on the final day with the two shooting a 79 and 80 respectively. Munro finished tied for 48th place, dropping 21 spots. Brooks fell 26 places and finished tied for 53rd with a score of 232. Ingram rounded out Elon’s lineup by finishing tied for 150th.
The Phoenix will return to the links in Ocala, Florida where it will take part in the Ocala Spring Invitational from Sunday, March 22 through Tuesday March 24. During its last trip to the Sunshine State, Elon won the Florida Gulf Coast University Invite.