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Monday, December 11, 2017

Golf

Three golfers finish in the top 10


With both teams finishing their last regular season invitational, the golf team is primed for the American Athletic Conference Championships.  | File Photo/The Cougar

Three Cougars from the men’s and women’s golf teams finished the weekend in the top 10 of their respective events.

Women’s Golf

The Cougars traveled to Sunset, South Carolina to compete in the Clemson Invitational over the weekend. Overall, the Cougars finished eighth as a team, but individually, junior Allie Anderson and sophomore Leonie Harm barged their way into the top 10.

Anderson finished the event tied for No. 5 at 5-under 211. With this performance, she beat her previous career-low score of 213 at the Jim West Challenge. She also tied her best 18-hole total in the first round at 69.

Harm ended up tied for No. 8 at 1-under 215. She posted the best single round score of any round for the Cougars on the second day at 67. According to Golfstat, Harm is ranked No. 59 nationally after her performance.

This invitational marks the end of the regular season as the women’s golf team moves next to the American Athletic Conference Championships. The Championships are scheduled April 16-18. The Cougars look to defend their title from last year, their first ever first-place finish.

Men’s Golf

The 3M Augusta Invitational in Augusta, Georgia, saw unranked UCF take home first in a startling upset over No. 10 Wake Forest. Meanwhile, the Cougars finished seventh in the team segment.

Junior Michael Perras led the Cougars with his seventh-place finish individually with a score of 7-under 209. This was his third top-10 showing of the season.

Behind Perras, redshirt sophomore Matt Williams tied for No. 16 at 4-under 212. On Sunday, he put up the Cougars’ low round of the day with a score of 70.

The men’s team is also moving into the postseason as well. Their championships will be in Clearwater, Florida, and are scheduled for May 1-3.

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