WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (March 6, 2012) - Top-ranked Nova Southeastern powered through a windy day and challenging Tuscawilla Country Club course to win the 37th annual Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational Tuesday, the Sharks fourth-straight crown.
NSU sat third going into the final day, behind Florida Southern and St. Edward's, and shot a 310 Tuesday to finish with 928 strokes, three better than second place FSC.
Florida Southern (310-303-318) was followed by St. Edwards's (314-3-4-315) in third with 933 strokes. Lynn and Barry rounded out the top five.
Host Rollins took sixth in the event, totaling 944 strokes, shooting rounds of 314-316-314.
Abbey Gittings of NSU took the individual championship, posting a score of 222. She opened play with a 76, but finished with two of the tournament's best rounds, shooting 73 and 73 to win by two strokes over teammate Daniela Ortiz.
Clara Teixeira paced Rollins, finishing tied for 17th. The newcomer posted an 81 in the first round, but came back with score of 77 and 78 over the last two rounds to finish with 236 strokes.
Kayla Sciupider was a stroke back in a tie for 21st, shooting a 237 with rounds of 74-80-83. Fabia Rothenfluh finished alone in 24th, turning in scores of 80-79-79 (238).
Elin Marcsdottir shot 241 and tied for 31st with rounds of 79-80-82 (241). Kelly Krusoe tied for 44th, shooting 87-85-75 (247).
The Tars also had three players competing as individuals and not factor into the team scores. Jennifer So tied for 26th place, shooting a score of 240 after rounds of 77-76-87. Kristen Garabedian tied for 31st with scores of 79-79-83 (241) while Caitlin Deasey was 65th (91-100-88-279).
Rollins will be back in action March 26-27 at the University of Richmond Invitational.