Women’s Golf Places Third in WKU Shootout
The FGCU women’s golf team wrapped up with a third place finish out of all 14 teams that participated in the WKU Spring Break Shootout. The Eagles’ third place is the best of the year in non-match play format. In addition, the Eagles finished behind runner-up and fellow conference member Jacksonville (+40) (300-296-308—904) and eventual winner and co-host Western Kentucky (+16) (289-301-290—880) with a final score of 909 (+45) (298-306-305).
“I’m proud of the girls for their top three finish and very proud of Madeline for her fourth place finish,” FGCU head coach Sarah Trew said. “We played OK today overall. I would say everybody can definitely take something they can work on from here. Next week, we are heading to a course that we have very fond memories of and are excited to get back out there.”
Junior Madeline Marck-Sherk recorded the team’s best individual finish of the year as she finished fourth among 84 golfers behind a final round 76 that gave her a three-round tally of 222 and a final score of +6 (75-71-76). Her fourth place finish is a team individual best of the year, which tops her own ninth place showing at the USF Intercollegiate on Oct. 30 and 31. In fact, Marck-Sherk’s 71 tied her second round total from the Johnie Imes Invitational, which was her best finish of the year.
Two other Eagles joined Marck-Sherk finishing in the top 25. Junior Kelsy Holbert finished tied for 12th with a score of +12 (75-75-78—228) while freshman Natalia Nassar, who recently earned the A-SUN Golfer of the Week after her strong performance from the Women’s Mid-American Match Play Challenge, finished tied with a 21st place finishing with a score of +15 (76-81-74—231). Nassar finished with a team-best 74 in the final round.
Sophomore Kate Williamson and senior Madison Easterbrook were the only two Eagles that did not finish in the top 25. Williamson tied for 39th with a score of +18 (78-79-77—234) while Easterbrook finished tied for 49th with a score of +23 (72-84-83—239). Williamson’s 77 was her best round while Easterbrook’s 72 was her best round of the year and the best round overall in the tournament for the Eagles.
Redshirt sophomore Jean Tyrell, who represented FGCU competing as an individual, finished in a tie for 54th place with a score of +24 (80-81-79—240).
FGCU will be back in action Mar. 18-20 in the MSU Citrus Classic at the Redtail Golf Club in Sorrento, Florida, hosted by Morehead State. Tee times will vary between the teams participating in the three rounds.