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Kelley Leads Eagle Charge at Marlins Invitational

amanda kelley, casey gaffney and jesse bartley with their winners medals

SUFFOLK, Va. - Junior Amanda Kelley played two rounds of rock steady golf this weekend at the Marlins Invitational and claimed her first collegiate medal along the way.

On a day where the three Eagles competing all finished in the top-5, Kelley was exemplary and made three birdies that helped her shoot 81. Added to her first round score of 83, Kelley's total of 164 kept her four shots clear of Maggie Kingora of Virginia Wesleyan, who shot 77 in the final round. "I've been working on swing changes, so it was really nice to see it all start to come together and get my first collegiate win was just an added bonus," said Kelley.

Sophomore Jesse Bartley had one of her best rounds of the season on Sunday, and her 83 led her to a third place finish in the small women's field. Bartley spent a lot of her practice time the past few weeks on chipping, and her scrambling this weekend paved the way for her success.

Senior Casey Gaffney played in her final regular season event, shot 93 and her two day total of 183 locked up fifth place.

"It was a little different being on the road with just three players," said head coach John Rogers. "But it was fun to see the ladies play so effectively and place so highly on their first visit to Sleepy Hole golf course."

The full team will be reunited at the ODAC Championship next weekend.