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Edgington Earns Medalist Honors as @CentreWGolf Takes Fourth at SAA Championships
MAUMELLE, Ark. (CentreColonels.com) – On the final day of play at the Southern Athletic Association Championships, the Centre women's golf team played its best round of the tournament. The Colonels played 23 shots better than they did on Saturday, firing a score of 318 and finishing fourth overall. Junior Jill Edgington (Edgewood, Ky.) was recognized as a tournament medalist for her low score.
The Colonels' round of 318 represented the best single-day turnaround at this year's SAA Championships as nearly every player on the team posted a tournament best score. Centre finished the tournament with an overall team score of 982. Sewanee won the tournament with a three-day score of 963, followed by Rhodes at 971 and Oglethorpe at 977.
Individually, Edgington finished with a one-over round of 74 on Sunday, representing the second best round by any player during the entire tournament. After a bogey on the 13th hole, Edgington scored par or better on every hole the rest of the way, including a clutch birdie on the par 5 second hole and a par on the third hole to secure a tie with Sewanee's Meghan Symonds as the lowest scorer for the entire tournament. Edgington posted a three-day score of 227 and was one of just two players in the field to not have a round in the 80s across the three days of play.
Junior Eliza Hudson (Mauckport, Ind.) finished just outside the top ten overall, landing in 11th place after a three-day score of 245. On Sunday, Hudson posted a score of 81 for the Colonels, limiting major mistakes and never making worse than a bogey for her entire round.
Junior Alison Miller (Lexington, Ky.) finished with a Sunday round of 83, shaking off a rough start, including a double bogey on her opening hole of the round, with a birdie just two holes later. Miller's three-day score of 251 was good enough to land her in 17th place overall.
Junior Madison Grant (Lexington, Ky.) had one of her best days as a collegiate golfer on Sunday, posting a score of 80, the second lowest score of the day for the Colonels behind Edgington. Grant got off to a great start with a birdie on the par 5 sixth hole to open the round and then played solid golf the rest of the way, finishing with a 54-hole score of 263.
Freshman Cameron Cahill (Lexington, Ky.) also had one of her best days of her opening campaign with the Colonels, firing a round of 86 on Sunday. In a pattern shared by all of the Centre players on Sunday, Cahill kept significant mistakes to a minimum, never scoring worse than a bogey for the whole round and making a birdie on the par 3 13th hole. For the tournament, Cahill finished with a three-day score of 272.
The NCAA will release the team and individual field for the 2017 Division III National Women's Golf Championships in the next two weeks.