Women's Golf Finishes Eighth at SSC Championship
April 25, 2017
Written By: Kennie Silvestri, Sports Information Assistant
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women's golf finished eighth at the Sunshine State Conference Championship on Tuesday. The team shot a 326 on the day, their best round of the tournament, as they finished ahead of Eckerd College and the University of Tampa. Nova Southeastern University won the championship, and Saint Leo and Florida Tech tied for second.
Day Three: The Sailfish shot 326 on Tuesday, one stroke better than their second round score from Monday. Victoria Hays, who had four birdies in her final round, shot 79 on the day, and finishes in a tie for 35th on the overall leaderboard. Taylor Heinz shot an 81 on Tuesday, the second best Sailfish score of the day.
Alex Dowd shot an 82 on the day, as she finishes the tournament in 44th position. Emily Valentine shot an 84 and finishes in a tie with Hays as the top Sailfish golfer in the event. Taylor Sukmana's 90 rounded out the scoring for the 'Fish on Tuesday.
Day Two: Palm Beach Atlantic women's golf took sole possession of eighth place at the Sunshine State Conference Championship on Tuesday, as they shot a second-round 327, one stroke better than the previous round.
Emily Valentine shot a stellar round on Monday, as she birdied two holes on the back nine and finished with a three-over par 75 on the day. Valentine is now in 31st place on the overall leaderboard after two days of the event.
Taylor Sukmana had a very up-and-down round of golf, as she had two quadruple bogeys, but also had three birdies, and shot an 81 on Monday, good for the second best Sailfish round of the day. Victoria Hays shot an 83 on the day, as Alex Dowd shot a second round of 88.
The Sailfish will look to keep their position ahead of Tampa and Eckerd for eighth place on Tuesday in the final 18-holes of the tournament.
Day One: Palm Beach Atlantic women’s golf completed the first round of play at the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championships on Sunday, shooting a 328 on the day which has them in a tie for eighth place, ahead of Eckerd College and in a tie with the University of Tampa. This is the first season that the Sailfish are eligible to compete in the tournament, which is being hosted at the Country Club of Winter Haven. Florida Tech, the fifth highest ranked team in the SSC, is leading the tournament after day one with a first round 290.
Victoria Hays shot an 80 on Sunday morning, which was the best Sailfish round of the day. Beginning on the back nine, Hays opened with a 41 on her first nine holes, and finished with a 39 on the front. She sits in 32nd on the individual leaderboard.
Taylor Heinz shot an 82 on Sunday, as she is in a tie for 37th in the tournament. She was followed by Taylor Sukmana and Emily Valentine, who both shot 11-over par rounds of 83 on the day, and are also in the top-40 on the leaderboard. Alex Dowd shot 86 in the first round of the tournament to round out the scoring for the Sailfish.
The SSC Championship will continue on Monday, with another 18 holes beginning at 8 a.m. The final round of play will be Tuesday morning. Follow live scoring for the tournament with the link available on pbasailfish.com and on the Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championship page.