Two Conference Titles | Four NCAA Championship Appearances | Two All-Americans | One Academic All-American
Centre Women Win Jim English Invite; Edgington Earns Medalist Honors
DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – Leading by seven shots at the end of Saturday's round at the Jim English Centre Invite at Danville C.C., the Centre women's golf team matched its Saturday score on Sunday, shooting another combined team score of 307 to take first place in the tournament. In addition, junior Jill Edgington (Edgewood, Ky.) finished as the tournament medalist.
Centre's consecutive team scores at 307 put the Colonels at 614 for two days, good enough to best second place DePauw by 15 shots for the tournament. Illinois Wesleyan finished third at 651, followed by Bellarmine and Maryville.
Individually, Edgington trailed DePauw's Anna Foley by one shot going into the final two holes, but she birdied both of them, nailing a 25-foot putt on the eighth hole and a putt from the edge of the green on the par 3 ninth hole to post a score of 75 and take the tournament with a two-day score of 150.
Freshmen Rachel Fine (Lexington, Ky.) and Rebecca Fine (Lexington, Ky.) each posted scores of 77 for Centre on Sunday. Both Fine sisters bogeyed their first two holes but kept their cool, shooting just two over par for their last 16 holes with Rebecca recording birdies on the first and fifth holes. For the tournament, Rachel finished in fourth place with a two-day score of 154, with Rebecca tying for fifth place with a score of 155.
Tying Rebecca Fine for fifth place overall in the tournament was junior Alison Miller (Lexington, Ky.), who fired a score of 78 on Sunday, overcoming a tough start to shoot one under par on the front nine with three birdies, including one on the par 3 ninth hole to cap off the round.
Junior Eliza Hudson (Mauckport, Ind.) rounded out Centre's scores for the day with a round of 79. Hudson bogeyed three of her first five holes but righted the ship with a birdie on the 16th and parred her final five holes to tie for ninth place, becoming the fifth Centre player to post a top ten overall finish for the tournament and land on the All-Tournament team.
The Jim English Invite marked the final tournament of the fall season for the Centre golf teams. The Colonels will return to the course in March with the beginning of their spring schedule.