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Charlotte Colley
Charlotte Colley had her fifth straight top five finish.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Cooley Leads LR Women’s Golf to Fourth Place Finish

Charlotte Colley finished in fourth place in the 2024 Women’s Spring Kick-Off Tournament hosted by Lincoln Memorial. The Bears as a team also finished in 4th place as the team shot 922 in the three day tournament.

The Bears came into the final day one shot behind Carson-Newman for third place but both the Eagles and the Bears shot a 311 on the final day but Eckerd shot up the leaderboard to tied the Bears for 4th place. The Bears were thirty shots behind Lander, who took home the team title to open the spring season.

Colley has her second career top ten and the 4th place finish was a career best for the freshman. Colley shot a team best 73 on the day three improving four strokes from round 2.

The Bears did extremely well on the Par 4s holes this week as LR finished in third place ten strokes ahead of C-N in fourth place but the Eagles lead the field on the Par 5s while the Bears were +20 on the Par 5s.

Colley lead the whole field with 11 birdies on the tournament while Eve Neild had five birdies in the 54 holes. Nield finished in 15th place after a 75 round on Tuesday.

Marta Escudero finished in 22nd place after shooting a 78, 76 and then a 78 in today’s round. Sabrina Kulhankova finished in 45th place while Jaya Wilkinson finished three spots behind her teammate.

The Bears will have next week off before heading to Mt. Pleasant S.C. for the Low Tide Intercollegiate on February 25th.

Name (Place) Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total (To Par)
Charlotte Colley (4th) 72 77 73 222 (+6)
Eve Neild (15th) 81 72 75 228 (+12)
Marta Escudero (22nd) 78 76 78 232 (+16)
Sabrina Kulhankova (45th) 80 77 85 242 (+26)
Jaya Wilkinson (48th) 80 76 87 243 (+27)