LakePoint, Ga. – Several ASUN Conference Women's Golf teams were in action this past week as teams competed at the Amelia Island Collegiate and Moon Golf Invitational. Jacksonville hosted the Amelia Island Collegiate tournament, with FGCU, North Florida and USC Upstate joining the Dolphins. Kennesaw State was the lone league team to compete in the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Fla. The Ospreys posted an impressive third-place finish and made some program history on the individual leaderboard as well.
Sydney Shrader took home North Florida's first-ever medalist honor as she won a five-hole playoff at the Amelia Island Collegiate. Shrader shot a four-under par score of 212 and defeated Isabell Ekstrom of Campbell on the final playoff hole. Her score of 212 tied the program's low 54-hole score. Teresa Conroy and Mindy Herrick both finished in a tie for 10th place, as the Ospreys team finished third in the 15-team field. They improved by nine shots from the first round to the second round to climb up the leaderboard, and then held their position in the final round.
FGCU finished strong at the Amelia Island Collegiate as the Eagles moved up two spots in the final round. After shooting rounds of 303 and 304, the Eagles came up with a 297, which was the third-best round on the day to go from sixth to a tie for fourth place. Natalie Nassar and Kate Williamson finished in a tie for 15th as the top individuals for FGCU. Williamson climbed 20 spots on the individual leaderboard with a one-under par round of 71 on the final day. Jacksonville finished in ninth place as Maria Brunzell posted the team's top individual finish with a tie for 23rd. Hannah Berman posted a score of 230 and finished in a tie for 29th.
USC Upstate was led by Sidney Dermody who posted a top-30 finish to lead the Spartans team. Dermondy combined for five birdies in the event as she stayed in the top-30 in each of the three rounds played. Kennesaw State was in action at the Moon Golf Invitational and came away with a ninth-place finish in the field of 13 teams. The Owls, ranked 36th in the latest Golfstat rankings, had two top-25 individual finishers. Maddie Caldwell led the team with a score of 220 (+4) as she finished in a tie for 15th. Henriette Nielsen climbed nine spots in the final round to finish in a tie for 22nd (223; +7).