Pursell ties for 14th in A-Sun Women's Golf Championship
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Pursell ties for 14th in A-Sun Women's Golf Championship
DeLAND, Fla. – Campbell’s 18-hole team scoring record lasted less than 20 hours as Stetson’s team of Danielle Jackson, Lauren Cate, Christine Fraser and Lauren Darnell combined to shoot an even-par, 288 to best the Camels by two strokes in winning the program’s first Atlantic Sun Women’s Golf Championship on its home course, Victoria Hills Golf Club.

The Lady Bisons finished the tournament in 10th place. Katie Pursell finished in a tie for 14th place with a three-round score of 228, 12-over par. She shot rounds of 77, 77 and 74.

Brie Rowdon and Mary Leigh Baker tied for 32nd with a score of 237. Rowdon shot rounds of 83, 75 and 79 and Baker fired rounds of 81, 78 and 78.

Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Bisons were Ashlee Catlin in 46th place with a 249 (85, 81, 83) and Lindsey Beard in 49th place (87, 87, 81).

Trailing by three entering the final round, Jackson and Cate got their round started well, as each birdied the par-5 first hole. After eight consecutive pars, Jackson birdied the par-4 tenth hole. After a 15th hole bogey, the junior from Seminole, Fla., closed with consecutive birdies on the par-3 16th and par-4 17th and a finishing par on the 18th hole, securing both the Medalist honor and the team title.

Her three-under, 69, matched the Championship’s record score for both a final round and for a final round score carded by an eventual winner. Only five other golfers in Atlantic Sun Women’s Championship history have registered a score in the 60s (Campbell’s Kylie Pratt, 69 in 1999; Georgia State’s Erica Wein in 2004; Campbell’s Alejandra Shaw in both 2006 and 2007 as well as ETSU’s Laura Jansone and Belmont’s Lorie Warren – both last year).

A release by the Atlantic Sun Conference Media Relations Department contributed to this report.