A-Sun Teams Dominate the Links
Belmont junior Lorie Warren took home the fourth individual title of her career at the Jacksonville Spring Invitational. <br><i>Photoo courtesy of BelmontBruins.com</i>
Belmont junior Lorie Warren took home the fourth individual title of her career at the Jacksonville Spring Invitational.
Photoo courtesy of BelmontBruins.com

Friday, February 29, 2008

MACON, Ga. - The A-Sun continues to post stellar performances on the course. A-Sun teams experienced great success this past week, as four teams took home team and individual tournament victories while another notched an individual win and a second place team finish.

For the women, Belmont and Campbell recorded tournament victories as well as individual honors. On the men's side, USC Upstate and Florida Gulf Coast accomplished the same feat, while Stetson crowned an individual champion and placed second.

The Belmont women finished the Jacksonville Spring Invitational with a 36-hole team score of 617 to win their third team title in the program's history. Junior Lorie Warren broke her own school record for lowest 36-hole score (143) when she put together a 141 on her way to winning the tournament's individual title, the fourth individual victory of her career.

The Campbell women claimed victory at the rain-shortened Fighting Camel Spring Classic on Tuesday. The course was deemed unplayable due to wet conditions on Tuesday, resulting in Monday's final team score 301 becoming the final. Leading the way for the Camels was senior Maite Ortiz de Pinedo and sophomore Belen Diaz Cisneros, who tied with Elon's Samantha Widmer for the individual crown, as each shot a 74. The team victory is Campbell's first of the season.

The USC Upstate men dominated the competition at the BSC Classic on Tuesday, as they distanced themselves from the nearest competitor by 34 strokes to take the team title with a final three-round score of 902. Tyler Tucker tallied a final score 224 to win the tournament's individual title. The team win is the second for the Spartans this season, and Tucker's individual honor is the third for the squad this season.

Four Florida Gulf Coast Golfers turned in top ten performances at the 2008 Bethune-Cookman Spring Invitational last Saturday and Sunday as the Eagles earned their first team victory of the season. Florida Gulf Coast compiled a team score of 568 over the 36-hole tournament, beating out conference foe Stetson by three strokes. Kyle Hammond was the top performer for the Eagles, shooting a 139 and tying Stetson's Dave McAndrew as the tournament's individual champion. McAndrew and and Hammond traded scores from Saturday to Sunday, as McAndrew opened with a 67 and closed with a 72 and Hammond did just the opposite.