Newberry ties Erskine for win at Coker Invitational

Newberry ties Erskine for win at Coker Invitational
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | by Asha Evans, Athletic Communications Assistant

HARTSVILLE – Newberry finished the Coker Cobra Women's Golf Invitational tied for first place with Erskine, giving the Wolves their first tournament win of the last two seasons.

Newberry's last title came in April 2016 at the Agnes McAmis Memorial. The Wolves shot a final round 306 to finish the tournament 40 strokes over par, their second-best score to par of the season after last weekend's sensational performance at the Pfeiffer Invitational in Hilton Head. Erskine was declared the team champion on a scorecard playoff due to a lower fifth score in Tuesday's final round.

The Wolves had four individuals finish among the top 11, led by Nabila Inak and Taylor Lance landing in a tie for fifth. It marked Inak's second consecutive top-five finish after she tied for fourth last week at the Pfeiffer Invitational. She finished the day at 76, four over par.

Lance hit par on 13 of the 18 holes concluding round two with a score of 78, going six over. Yesterday’s finish landed her in first place leading the charge for Newberry and the pace of the tournament. The tie for fifth is her second top five finish of the season.

Johana Lunackova rounded out the tournament in a tie for ninth place at 76 and ten strokes over par. For her second top ten finish this season, she wrapped up day two going four over and on par 15 times.

Aubrey Guyton broke free from yesterday’s tie for 15th and landed in another tie, but this time for the 11th spot. This ascent up the leaderboard for Guyton came off today’s four over par score at 76 eclipsing yesterday’s 80. The 76 ties her recently set career low from the Pfeiffer University Invitational last week. 

Brette Bryant concluded the day with an 85, four strokes improved from her Round One score.

The Wolves return to action on March 26 at the Agnes McAmis Memorial in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Newberry Players

Newberry    310   306     616      +40     t-1st
Nabila Inak   77  76    153     +9    t-5th
Taylor Lance   75  78    153     +9    t-5th
Johana Lunackova   78  76    154     +10    t-9th
Aubrey Guyton   80  76    156     +12    t-11th
Brette Bryant   89  85    174     +30    43rd

Team Standings

 Rank   Team Scores  Total   Par 
t  Erskine    313    303    616     +40 
t  Newberry   310   306   616    +40 
   Young Harris    321   303   624    +48 
   Converse   315   318   633    +57 
   Belmont Abbey   333   309   642    +66 
   Coker   326   317   643    +67 
   North Greenville   322   322   644    +68 
   Southern Wesleyan   328   330   658    +82 
   Mars Hill   353   333   686    +110