Lady Bulldogs improve 10 shots, one position

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RANDLEMAN — A 10-shot improvement in Tuesday’s final round enabled the Barton College women’s golf team to climb one position to 14th in the Patsy Rendleman Invitational.

The Lady Bulldogs carded a 319 for their low four individuals over the 5,973-yard, par-72 Country Club of Salisbury layout. Barton finished at 329-319—648.

Barton was paced by junior Sydney Turner with a round of 77. Scores also counting were junior Kelsey Woodall with a 79, junior Maria Garcia with an 80 and sophomore Clare McMahon with an 83. Freshman Jailynn Thomas shot 88.

With rounds of 295-295—590, Lenoir-Rhyne University won the team championship by 11 shots against Limestone (South Carolina) College

Seizing the individual crown was Megan Sabol of the University of North Georgia with rounds of 71-68 for a 5-under-par 139. In second place at 142 was Abbey Hartsell of Lenoir-Rhyne.

Barton passed fellow Conference Carolinas member King (Tennessee) University for the 14th spot, and wound up one shot behind 13th-place Belmont Abbey, another Conference Carolinas member — as is Limestone.

Woodall tied for 50th place in the 90-player field at 80-79—159. Turner finished one shot back at 83-77—160 and deadlocked for 55th. At 81-80—161, Garcia shared 57th. McMahon salvaged 67th at 85-83—168, and Thomas, in 75th, fashioned a 88-88—176.