BADIN, N.C. – After reviewing the United States Golf Association (USGA) rule 33-2B/1, it has been determined that the final round of the 2009 Lady Falcon/McNairy Invitational will be counted. Three sets of tees on holes #5, #8 and #11 were moved after the final round had begun and since the final round scores did not provide a distinct and significant advantage or disadvantage, the round can be counted. Carson-Newman wins the team event beating out Catawba by three for the title. Carson-Newman, trailing by five entering Tuesday’s play, put up a second-day score of 307 at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point to finish on top.
Sarah Jane Sinard of Carson-Newman takes home medalist honors with a two-day total of 145. Sinard posted the best score in both rounds with a one-under 71 on Monday and a two-over 74 on Tuesday to finish +1 for the tournament. Maria Lopez of California University of Pennsylvania delivered an even-par 72 in the final round to finish in the runner-up position with a 148. California-PA shot a tournament best 305 in round two, finishing third overall.
Kelli Nakano of South Carolina-Beaufort placed third overall with a two-day total of 151 (74/77). Maria Luz Besio (80/72) of Newberry, Dianne Luke (78/74) of California-PA and Elizabeth Smith (79/73) of Catawba each came in with a T-4 finish with a two-day total of 152.
Host Pfeiffer finished seventh overall with a total of 652 (324/328) for the two-day event. The Lady Falcons were paced by Chelsea Demers who put up back-to-back rounds of 79, finishing in a tie for 12th overall. Elizabeth Johnson finished T-26 for Pfeiffer with a total of 163 (82/81). Rene Kelly (77/87) struggled in round two to finish with a 164. Jackie McMenimon (86/81-167) and Alison Cowles (88/98-186) rounded out scoring for Pfeiffer.
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