Falcons finish fifth in BSC Invitational

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The University of Montevallo women’s golf team took the short trip to Birmingham to compete in the Birmingham-Southern College Ann Rhoads Invitational tournament Feb. 20 and came away with a fifth-place finish in team standings.

The Falcons competed against a number of NCAA Division I programs as well as a few NCAA Division II Southeast Region foes. Montevallo edged Division I foes SIU-Edwardsville, Indiana State University, Lipscomb University and Tennessee State University. The Falcons also topped Southeast Region teams Anderson University, Lenoir-Rhyne University and King College. The Falcons shot a two-round total of 673, just two strokes behind fourth-place finisher Belmont University.

The University of Indianapolis won the tournament with a score of 644, followed by Tennessee Tech University and Methodist University.

Freshman Ashlee Beck and sophomore Tracey Marshall led the Falcons as they tied for seventh overall with scores of 163. Freshman Megan Clyne came in third for the Falcons and tied for 24th overall with a score of 169.

Sophomore Hilary Shaner finished fourth on the squad and tied for 46th overall with a score of 178, while sophomore Kira Chaudhry, a Shelby County High School graduate, rounded out the Falcons’ top five with a score of 183, which was good for 62nd overall.

Senior Emma Breen played as an individual and scored a 173, good for 31st overall.

The Falcons had a tough opening round, shooting a 359 as a squad, but on day two they flew out of the gates and shot the second-lowest round of the tournament with a 314. The score left Montevallo just six strokes off the best round of the day. Clyne led the Falcons with a 75 on day two, while Marshall shot a 76.

The Falcons will return to action next Monday, Feb. 27 as they take part in the Columbus State University Invitational in Columbus, Ga.