Women’s Golf Wins Coker Invitational for Fourth Title of the Year; Elam Wins Individual Medalist Honors

Women’s Golf Wins Coker Invitational for Fourth Title of the Year; Elam Wins Individual Medalist Honors

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Senior Tiffany Elam carded a two-day, 2-over-par 146 to claim individual medalist honors and led the Anderson women's golf team to its' fourth team title of the year, as the Trojans won the Coker Invitational by three shots over the host Cobras, Tuesday at the 5,828 yard, par-72 Hartsville Country Club.

AU led Coker by five strokes heading into Tuesday's final round and added to its collection of hardware this season by holding off the Cobras. Barton and Columbus State shared third place, with Young Harris claiming fifth place. Belmont Abbey jumped from eighth place following Monday's first round into sixth place, with Lincoln Memorial slipping from sixth place into seventh. Converse finished eighth, while Erskine claimed ninth place.

Franklin Pierce, Southern Wesleyan, King, Mars Hill and North Greenville finished out the 14-team field.

Elam (72-74=146) began the day deadlocked at the top of the leaderboard alongside Lincoln Memorial's Lise Malherbe (72-77=149) and Coker's Alyssa Campbell (72-45=147), but out-dueled the duo to win her first title of the year by one shot over Campbell and finished three strokes in front of Malherbe.

Limestone's Hailey Cleary (74-77=151) and Delanie Mortier (76-77=153) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Coker's Bella Harris (77-76=153) capturing a share of fifth, as well.

Junior Kate Hill (77-78=155) finished in a tie for ninth place, with freshman Kerrington Lamb (79-79=158) jumping from a share of 20th place following Monday's opening round into a tie for 14th, alongside classmate Victoria Hall (77-81=158). Sophomore Anna Freeman (78-81=159) finished in a four-way tie for 16th.

Seniors Samantha Ellison (84-83=167) and Makalyn Poole (87-80=167) each finished in a tie for 42nd place, with Poole moving up 19 spots from Monday's first round.

With Anderson outdistancing Erskine during the two-day event, the Trojans captured a point in the battle for the Beville Cup and increased their lead to 7-2 in the standings. AU needs just one point to clinch its' seventh straight Cup Championship and ninth in 10 years.

The Trojans are scheduled to get back on the links, Monday and Tuesday at the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic, which will be hosted at the River Landing Country Club in Wallace, N.C.

1 2 Team Scores
1 1 Anderson 304 312 616 +40
2 2 Coker 309 310 619 +43
5 T3 Columbus State 316 314 630 +54
3 T3 Barton 310 320 630 +54
4 5 Young Harris 312 328 640 +64
8 6 Belmont Abbey 329 318 647 +71
6 7 Lincoln Memorial 325 323 648 +72
7 8 Converse 328 331 659 +83
T9 9 Erskine 334 326 660 +84
13 10 Franklin Pierce 337 328 665 +89
T9 11 Southern Wesleyan 334 334 668 +92
12 12 King 336 344 680 +104
14 13 Mars Hill 339 342 681 +105
11 14 North Greenville 335 353 688 +112