Tars Tie for Eighth at Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational

Seher Atwal tied for 11th to lead Rollins at the Peggy Kirk Bell Memorial Invitational
Seher Atwal tied for 11th to lead Rollins at the Peggy Kirk Bell Memorial Invitational

WINDERMERE, Fla. (March 12, 2019) – Rollins shot a final round 308 to join West Florida and Lenoir-Rhyne in a tie for eighth at the 2019 Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational.


The Tars served as host of the event at The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe in Windermere, the second consecutive season at the course.

Florida Tech shot a tournament-record round of 278 Tuesday and captured the team title by 14 strokes over Lynn. The Panthers' 868 (295-295-278) total is second only to Nova Southeastern's 865 shot last season as the best 54-hole score in the tournament's 44-year history.  

Lynn (293-287-302) was second at 18-over while Saint Leo (295-294-309) was third (+34).

Noelle Beijar tied the lowest round in tournament history with a final round 67, winning the individual title with a four-under 212. She turned in scores of 71-71-67  to beat Tampa's Kiira Riijijarvi (73-70-70) by one stroke. Beijar's final round tied West Florida's Paloma Vaccero record round of 67 set last season.

"We are honored to host a tournament named in honor and memory of our supersTAR alumna Peggy Kirk Bell," said Rollins head coach and director of golf Julie Garner. "It's really neat to see a program with a singular purpose and vision, and see them execute that so well today to come from behind and win in record-setting fashion. They are certainly worthy champions of the Peggy Kirk Bell Memorial Invitational."

Rollins totaled scores of 309-299-308 to finish at 52-over (916).

Seher Atwal led the way for the Tars, finishing tied for 11th with a six-over 222. The junior turned in scores of 74-73-75 at the event.

Selin Timur tied for 22nd at 10-over, posting rounds of 77-73-76. Sophie Faulkner tied for 39th with rounds of 81-74-78 (233).

Jennifer Jung tied for 61st (77-82-81/+24) with Shyanne Lovan a stroke behind in a tie for 63rd (84-79-79/+26).

Lara van Staden played as an individual and tied for 44th, shooting rounds of 76-79-79 (+18). Julia Malone was 79th with scores of 87-86-78 (+35).

Rollins is back in action March 25-26 at the Barry Buccaneer Invitational, hosted at Don Shula's Golf Club in Miami Lakes.