Women's Golf 10th at French Broad Collegiate Invitational
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Women's Golf 10th at French Broad Collegiate Invitational

ARDEN, N.C. - The Lipscomb women's golf team wrapped up play at the French Broad Collegiate Invitational with a final-round score of 319 to put them in 10th place.

The Bisons recorded back-to-back scores of 319 in the two-round tournament for a total of 638. Appalachian State won the tournament title at 611.

Freshman Sarah Hinton (77-74=151) had the best finish of her spring season and paced the Bisons on the leaderboard with a tie for ninth place. This is the second top-10 finish in Hinton's career and her final-round 74 was the best round of the day for Lipscomb. 

Hinton also tied for the most birdies in the tournament field with six and claimed the first top-10 indivdual finish for the Bisons this spring season.

Junior Rachael MacMahan recorded her second top-25 finish in a row placing in a tie for 21st. McMahan posted a final-round 78 for a two-day total of 157 (79-78=157). 

Emma Wasson posted consective rounds of 82 to tie for 37th at 164, while Lauryn Davidson (81-85=166) and Emily Keeling (83-88=171) rounded out the Bisons lineup in ties for 42nd and 54th.

"We definitely did not play our best this week," head coach Jesse Lawley said. "However, I do feel like the girls really fought hard to continually be positive and trying to improve. You can learn a lesson at every tournament and gain more experience."

The Purple and Gold will return to action for its last regular season event of the season at the Jan Weaver Invitational April 5-6 in Murray, Kentucky.

Team Scores:
1. Appalachian State 306-305=611
2. Wofford 302-311=613
    Gardner-Webb 311-302=613
4. USC Upstate 310-308=618
5. Presbyterian College 310-311=621
6. UNC Asheville 310-319=629
7. South Carolina Beaufort 308-323=631
    Longwood 316-315=631
9. Radford 317-319=636
10. Lipscomb 319-319=638
11. Northern Kentucky 331-319=650

Lipscomb Scores:
T9. Sarah Hinton 77-74=151
T21. Rachael McMahan 79-78=157
T37. Emma Wasson 82-82=164
T42. Lauryn Davidson 81-85=166
T54. Emily Keeling 83-88=171

Top Individuals:
1. Blanca Porta, South Carolina Beaufort 70-73=143
2. Beatriz Mosquera Quintas, Radford 73-72=145