FERNANDINA BEACH, FL–The Winthrop women’s golf team opened its spring season with a fifth place finish out of 14 schools at the Amelia Island Collegiate which was held at the Amelia National Golf Club.
The Eagles shot 895 as a team (296-298-301) to finish one stroke behind tournament host Jacksonville and five behind third place finisher Daytona State College. Florida International captured the team championship by 12 shots over second place Kennesaw State. FIU finished at 5-under 859
Winthrop was led by junior Jennifer Dilger (Palmdale, CA) who shot a 1-over 217 (72-73-72). She finished sixth in the medalist competition. Senior Meagan Wallace (Charlotte, NC) tied for 14th at 223 (75-75-73) while freshman Louise Jeppesen (VKen, Sweden) tied for 23rd place with a 227 (76-75-76). Finishing fourth for the Eagles and tied for 32nd overall was junior Viivi Nuorti (Helsinki, Finland) at 229 (74-75-80). Rounding out the Winthrop performances was junior Rachel Wyatt (Blythewood, SC) at 240 (75-82-83) which placed her 60th.
FIU’s Camila Serrano captured medalist honors by winning a four-hole playoff against Tiffany Chan of Daytona State. Both players shot 8-under 208s to reach the playoff.
Coach Jodi Wendt’s squad will return to action Feb. 24-25 when it travels to Spartanburg for the Wofford Invitational.