BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 17, 2018) – Posting its best round of the tournament on the last day, Rollins women's golf finished fourth at the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Championship.
Lynn University served as host at Osprey Point Golf Club in Boca Raton.
The ninth-ranked Tars were 48-over for the event, shooting rounds of 313-301-298 (912) and beating fifth-place Florida Tech by one stroke. Top-ranked Nova Southeastern took the team title with a record-setting score of 881 (297-298-286). Fifth ranked Barry was second with 886 strokes and 10th-ranked Lynn came in third (892).
Lexie Toth led the way for the Tars, finishing 15th with an 11-over par score of 227. She came into the final round with scores of 78-74 and shot a three-over 75 on Tuesday. After going five-over on the front, Toth carded birdies on three of the first six holes on the back and got to two-over before a bogey six on No. 18. The finish was the third-time in her illustrious career she finished top-20 at the SSC Championship.
Sophomore Seher Atwal went low on Tuesday and jumped seven spots into a tie for 17th, shooting a 12-over 228. After scores of 79-76 the first two days, she fired a one-over 73 to close the event. She was one-over after the first nine holes and started the back with six-straight pars. A bogey on No. 16 was then erased with a birdie on No. 18 to post the 11th-best score of the final round.
Madison Lellyo closed her final Sunshine State Conference Tournament on a high note, firing a two-over 74 on Tuesday to move into a tie for 25th. She posted rounds of 79-78 the first two days and finished with a 15-over 231. Her final round featured two birdies and four bogeys, highlighted by an even-par front-nine.
Selin Timur matched Lellyo in a tie for 25th with three-rounds of 77 (231). Her final day saw a three-over front nine and just two bogeys on the back.
Lara van Staden took 31st place, shooting a 17-over 233. The freshman carded rounds of 83-74-76, including four birdies on the final day, leading to a one-under back-nine to close.
Rollins will next play in the 2018 NCAA Division II Super Regional, hosted by Christian Brothers University in Germantown, Tennessee May 7-9.