CLARKESVILLE, Ga. – The Young Harris College women’s golf team finished in fourth place at the Piedmont Fall Invitational Tuesday (Sept. 13) afternoon.
The Mountain Lions shaved 28 strokes off their first round score to fire a college-record round of 319 on the par 72, 5,802-yard layout at The Orchard Golf and Country Club and finish the 36-hole event with a score of 666. Methodist University won the nine-team event for the fifth consecutive year with a score of 631 after a final round of 318.
Young Harris College had three golfers card rounds in the 70s for the first time in college history. Rachel Mason had the low round of the day for the Mountain Lions with a 74 and finished a two-day total of 164, good for 16th place. Courtney Moore contributed a career-low round of 78 and finished in 11th place overall at 160, also a career best. Kelsey McEntyre registered a 79 and came in 15th with a 163. Carol Raterman tallied an 88 and came in 32nd place with a 179 while Katie Bloodworth had a 94 and she tied for 38th at 185.
Katarina Hodge from tournament host Piedmont College earned medalist honors with a 36-hole score of 152 after a final round 74.
"I am very proud of the way the team competed the past few days,” said head coach Brett Beazley. “This was a big step forward for the program, especially being the first tournament of the year."
The Mountain Lions return to action Sept. 28 when they travel to Clayton, Ga., for the Georgia Mountains Trophy tournament.