Falcons set new school record in runner-up finish

Published 2:37 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2013


CALERA, Ala. – The University of Montevallo women’s golf team set a new school record in a two-day event and finished runner-up in the Full Moon Invitational tournament Sept. 17 behind a strong performance from freshman Elaine Wood at Timberline Golf Club.

The Falcons collectively carded a 47-over par 615, which broke the previous school record set by the team last weekend at the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate tournament by two strokes and left Montevallo just five strokes behind tournament champion Lander University. Flagler College finished third in team standings with a 53-over par 621.

Wood finished runner-up in individual standings after carding a two-round score of 6-over par 147, which left her just five strokes behind individual champion Michelle Reyes of Lander University.

Junior Ashlee Beck and freshman Kirstie Saltiel each finished in a five-way tie for seventh overall in individual standings after posting identical scores of 13-over par 154.

Sophomore Morgan Natale carded a 19-over par 160, which placed her in a tie for 23rd overall in individual standings. Freshman Emily Romkey rounded out the group of Montevallo golfers with her score of 21-over par 162, which placed her in a tie for 30th overall in individual standings.

Two other members of the Montevallo women’s golf team participated in the tournament as individuals.

Senior Hilary Shaner carded a 23-over par 164, which placed her in a tie for 34th overall in individual standings. Junior Kira Chaudhry posted a 26-over par 167, which placed her in a tie for 38th overall in individual standings.

The Falcons will return to action Friday, Sept. 27 in the opening round of the Bearcat Invitational tournament hosted by Lander University in Hilton Head, S.C.