Jekyll Island, Ga. – The Transylvania women's golf team wrapped up the third and final round of the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational on Sunday, finishing 18th as a team out of 23 entrants.
The Pioneers were led by sophomore Meredith Moir, who fired a three-day total of 237 to finish tied for 21st on the individual leaderboard. Finishing closely behind Moir was sophomore Jenna Soderling, who fired a three-day score of 249 to lead the way.
"Jekyll Island was a great tournament with another extremely talented field," commented Transylvania women's golf head coach Tyrus York. "Our team saw gradual improvement throughout the event and there were some personal bests along the way."
Freshman Lexie Lamar had a tournament to remember, scoring a three-round 261, led by a career-best second-round 77. Lamar's 77 tied Moir's third-round 77 for the second-lowest single round score, trailing Soderling's final round 76.
"Lexie was very impressive in round two," added York. "She has also worked hard and may be the most improved player on the team since the beginning of the season."
Moir finished Sunday's final round with 10 pars and a birdie, continuing a strong spring for the reigning Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference individual champion for 2016.
"Meredith continues to be very steady and I have no doubt that even bigger and better things are coming soon for her," said York.
Soderling enjoyed a collection of 12 pars and one birdie in her best round on Sunday. "Jenna works very hard on her golf game and I was happy to see it pay off," said York.
Junior Keeley Goff had a strong round three, firing an individual round-best 87. "Keeley was instrumental in helping us secure one of our best team scores of the season," analyzed York following the final round.
The grueling three-day challenge concluded the 14th-annual event, which boasted 10 of the top 20 teams in the Golfstat Relative Ranking. It also topped off a busy week for the Pioneers, as they completed a pattern of five rounds in seven days with Sunday's round in the books.
"We showed our potential in this event and if we can get multiple players doing well on the same day, we can compete with just about anybody," said York.
The Pioneers will now prepare for the Greensboro Spring Invitational, a two-round event beginning on Monday, April 4.
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