The Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team finished tied for first after 54 holes of golf, but lost a playoff on the first hole to Murray State University at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
EKU’s Elsa Moberly was the wire-to-wire individual winner while teammate Sofie Levin finished second. In the team’s previous event, Levin and Amanda Lindahl tied for first overall.
Eastern sat in second place after a first round score of 294 on Sunday. The Colonels moved into first place by one shot after a second round score of 296 on Monday. A final round 298 gave EKU a 54-hole total of 888, tied for the fourth lowest score in program history.
Murray State (888) climbed from third, five shots back, into a tie for first after a final round score of 293. Kansas State (890), the 48th ranked team in the nation, finished third, two shots off the lead.
Moberly shot rounds of 68, 71 and 73 to finish with a total of 212, four shots under par. Levin was tied for 18th after a first round 75. She moved to fifth with a 1-under in round two and up to second after shooting even-par in the third round. Her 54-hole total of 218 was two shots over par.
The 15-team event was hosted by Georgia State University and contested at the par-72, 6,033-yard Eagle’s Landing Country Club.
The Colonels also beat Winthrop (907), Florida Gulf Coast (908), Georgia State (923), South Alabama (948) and Louisiana-Monroe (952), among others.
Amanda Lindahl (230) tied for 32nd. Hannabeth Owens (231) moved up 11 spots to a tie for 34th with a final round 75. Samantha Sandland (234) tied for 41st.
EKU will be back in action on Friday and Saturday as the team host its very own Colonel Classic at the University Club at Arlington.
T1. Eastern Kentucky 294-296-298 – 888
1. Elsa Moberly 68-71-73 – 212
2. Sofie Levin 75-71-72 – 218
T32. Amanda Lindahl 78-74-78 – 230
T34. Hannabeth Owens 75-81-75 – 231
T41. Samantha Sandland 76-80-78 – 234
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