Feb. 27, 2018
QUEENS, N.Y. - The St. John's women's golf team concluded its first campaign of the 2018 spring slate at the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country, the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, on Kiawah Island, S.C.
The Johnnies carded a final-round 332 to turn in a 931 final score at the conclusion of the three-day event to finish 31st.
The Red Storm was led by Linda Wang over the final two turns of play. The Fresh Meadows, native carded a final round 79 to turn in a 225 (+9) over three rounds.
Fellow sophomore Kaitleen Shee saw the second-best shooting effort to Wang in round three, carding an 83. The Irvine, Calif., native’s final-round performance was highlighted by a trio of birdies.
Alejandra Sanchez had a solid performance on day three, turning an 84 (+12), while Andrea Sanchez and Sofie Huseby rounded out scoring for the Johnnies, recording an 86 and 87, respectively. The 86 for Huseby marked her best-shooting round of the calendar year.
Lydia Kim, who participated in the individual portion of the tournament, shot a 243 (+27).
The College of Charleston maintained its top spot throughout all three rounds, carding a combined 872 (+8) to finish seven strokes ahead of second-place Murray State, while Jacksonville rounded out the top-3 scoring with a combined 882 (+18).
Individually, Valentina Giraldo of Jacksonville State, Lucila Puente Rodriguez of Murray State, and Lyberty Anderson of UNC Wilmington all finished in a three-way tie for first.
With a week off, the Red Storm will return to action on Monday, March 12 when the team travels to Jacksonville Beach, Fla. to compete in the Butler Benbow Collegiate Tournament.
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