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Women's Golf Moves Up at Pfeiffer Invitational

the women's golf team flexes for a team picture

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The Bridgewater College women's golf team finished fifth at the Pfeiffer Invitational, jumping Drew University. On a day when most team scores went up, the Eagles managed to shave three shots from the first round.

BC was led by steady play from Amanda Kelley, who birdied her second hole and double-bogeyed her final hole for the second day in a row to finish with a matching 81. That was good for sixth place among 39 players.

Heather Donnelly shaved seven strokes to post an 89. She credited better chipping with the improvement.

Abby Papke added an 89. Her two-day total of 177 was 13 strokes better than last year's performance at Pfeiffer, despite much worse playing conditions.

Jesse Bartley came in with a 91 to complete the team score of 350. She had a nice run of pars in the middle of the round that helped offset several double bogeys.

Hannah Woodson dropped two strokes from Monday, posting a 95.

"We came into this event with two goals- break off some of the winter rust in preparation for next week's big tournament at Jekyll Island, and to finish where we were ranked, or better," said head coach John Rogers. "I think we achieved both goals, and the ladies are getting a heavy dose of mental toughness- it seems like every tournament we have played in the 2018-19 season has involved rain. In this case it was like playing in a swamp, but the team gutted it out."