Tusculum Holds off Pfeiffer to Win Anderson Invitational Women's Title

AU Finishes Tied with LMU for Fourth

ANDERSON, S.C. – With clear skies and temperatures in the low 90s across the Upstate,
the Tusculum Pioneers slipped four shots  from their opening round, but held off Pfeiffer to  win the Anderson Invitational Women’s Golf Tournament by a comfortable seven strokes Tuesday afternoon at the par 72, 5,812 yard Anderson Country Club in Anderson.

Pioneer sophomore Jillian Corum (76-76=152) posted her second consecutive four-over 76 to claim the individual title by a single stroke past Lenoir-Rhyne’s Katie Thackerson (78+75=153), who carded the best score of the afternoon. Thackerson entered the final round in a tie for second, two shots back with Pfeiffer’s Steph Peareth.

Led by Kalyn Johnson and Lyndsay Parks, the host Trojans shaved 10 shots off their opening round and claimed a share of fourth, along with Lincoln Memorial. Johnson (87-80=167) moved from a tie for 20th following Monday’s opening round to sole possession of 15th, while Parks jumped from a share of 34th to a tie for 25th with her two-day total of 174.   

Freshman Katie Eskew (80-83=163) led the overall AU effort, finishing in a tie for seventh, while Laura Buyers (82-83=165) earned a share of 10th and Hayley Parks closed in a tie for 30th at 177.

Lenoir-Rhyne saw the biggest improvement from the opening round, trimming an impressive 17 strokes off Monday’s round to jump from fifth to third.

Limestone, Erskine, North Greenville and St. Andrews Presbyterian rounded out the teams.    
 
 
Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores
1 Tusculum College   322 326 648
2 Pfeiffer University   328 327 655
3 Lenoir-Rhyne   341 324 665
4 Lincoln Memorial   340 326 666
Anderson    338 328 666
6 Limestone College   359 348 707
7 Erskine College   354 355 709
8 North Greenville   368 350 718
St. Andrews Presbyterian 363 355 718

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores
1 Jillian Corum Tusculum   76 76 152
2 Katie Thackerson Lenoir-Rhyne  78 75 153
3 Emily Palenkas Tusculum   79 77 156
4 Steph Peareth Pfeiffer   78 79 157
5 Ansley Smith Limestone   82 80 162
Angela Gimenez Pfeiffer   82 80 162
7 Jackie McMenimon Pfeiffer  81 82 163
Katie Eskew Anderson   80 83 163
9 *Katie Doane Tusculum   85 79 164
10 Laura Buyers Anderson  82 83 165
Sara Howard Tusculum   81 84 165
12 Brenna Martens Lenoir-Rhyne  85 81 166
Tiffany Hutchinson Erskine   83 83 166
Kristen Wolff LMU    83 83 166
15 Kalyn Johnson Anderson  87 80 167
16 Brittany McCown LMU   89 79 168
Whitney Ball LMU    82 86 168
18 Maria Stapleton LMU   90 80 170
Desta Coaker LMU    86 84 170
20 Courtney Balcome Erskine  81 91 172

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