Laurinburg, NC-- The St. Andrews Women's golf team hosted the St. Andrews Winter Golf Classis February 2-3 at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg, NC. Teams competing included Appalachian Athletic Conference member Tennessee Wesleyan College, Sandhills Community College of Pinehurst, St. Andrews, and two individual players from UNC-Pembroke.
The teams faced cold and windy conditions over the weekend, with frost delays both days. Once competition began, it was a very close race for the team title, as Tennessee Wesleyan opened a 7 shot lead over St. Andrews on Day 1 with a score of 354 to 361 for St. Andrews. Play on Day 2 saw St. Andrews make a great effort at a comeback victory as they shot a team total of 358 to 363 for Tennessee Wesleyan, but it was not enough as TWC's total score of 717 was 2 shots better than the Lady Knights' 719.
In the individual title competition, St. Andrews golfer Laura Kinsman shot an opening round 77 to secure a 5 shot lead, then followed with a second round 79 to distance herself from the field and pull out an 11 shot victory over second place Abby Shipley of UNC-P. Laura's two day total was 156, as Abby shot 82-85 for a 167 two day total. Kinsman has now won 3 of her past 6 tournaments. In third place was Kim Mitchell of Sandhills Community College with scores of 90 in round 1 and a much improved round 2 of 79.
St. Andrews also had junior Sadiyya Gillespie in a tie for 5th overall with scores of 87-85 for a 172 total. Also playing for St. Andrews was sophomore Christina Agosto with scores of 91-99, and freshman Sheridan Dillon-Robinson with scores of 106-95.
The Lady Knights next travel to Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA on Feb. 17-19 to take part in the SCAD Spring Invitational at the Savannah Harbor Golf Club.
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Stephanie Carr 84-84; 172 T 5th
Lexi Stewart 84-91; 175 7th
Kinsley Vincent 93-92; 185 8th
Leah Pitcock 93-94; 187 9th
Kendall Crosby 100-92; 192 11th
St. Andrews University
Laura Kinsman 77-79; 156 1st
Sadiyya Gillespie 87-85; 172 T 5th
Christina Agosto 91-99; 190 10th
Sheridan Dillon-Robinson 106-95; 201 13th
Sandhills Community College
Kim Mitchell 90-79; 169 3rd
Raven Brown 101-93; 194 12th
Riley Whalen 109-113; 222 14th
Sage Evans 98-128; 226 15th
Katie Stroupe 121-118; 239 16th
Abby Shipley 82-85; 167 2nd
Laura Bird 85-85; 170 3rd