Too little, too late
Despite improving its score in each round, Towson finished in 11th place out of 13 teams at the 2013 Charleston Southern Wendy’s Invitational at the Rivertowne Country Club earlier this week.
The College of Charleston took home the tournament’s top seed with a final score of 300.
Coastal Carolina finished 13 strokes behind at 890 for second.
Wofford and Charleston Southern tied for third place with a final team score of 920.
After shooting at 330 in the first round – which featured an hour-long rain delay – the Tigers improved their score by 13 strokes in the second round.
They finished at 317 before finishing the final round of the invitational with a 316, giving them a final team score of 963.
USC Upstate finished just two strokes ahead in 10th place.
Sophomore Emma Hjarne was the top performer for Towson.
She shot a 79 in the first round – including a hole-in-one – followed by a 77 in the second and another 79 in the third round.
Hjarne finished in 31st in the individual scoring with a 235.
Laura Fuenfstueck won the individual award for College of Charleston.
Despite increasing her score in each round, her tournament-low 68 in the first round propelled her to a three-stroke win over Coastal Carolina’s Lena Schaeffner.
She was also the only player to finish under-par.
Sophomore Viveka Singh finished the tournament tied for 49th with Hannah Barger of Charleston Southern.
Singh finished with a final score of 242, scoring an 83 in the first round, followed by a 77 in the second and 82 in the third.
Sophomore Krissy Unger tied for 52nd with USC Upstate’s Amanda Hall.
Both shot a 244.
Sophomore Kati Day finished the tournament two-strokes behind in 54th place with a final score of 246.
After shooting an 85 in each of the first two rounds, Day improved her final round score by nine strokes, shooting a 76.
Sophomore Larissa Spiess came in a four-way tie for 58th with Kendra Collins (USC-Beaufort), Victoria Drechsler (College of Charleston) and Kellie Anderson (The Citadel).
Each player finished with an overall score of 250.
The Tigers will hit the greens again Monday, Oct. 14 from the Clarksville Country Club when they play in the APSU Intercollegiate.
The tournament is set to tee off at 8 a.m.