Herd Women’s Golf Finishes Fifth at Bill Berg Invite
Forslund with third top five finish of fall
Final Results (PDF)
HAYESVILLE, N.C. – The Marshall women’s golf team finished in fifth place at the Bill Berg Invitational Tuesday afternoon. Junior Ylva Forslund ended the event tied for third, her third top five finish of the season.
Forslund shot a 1-under 71 in the final round, tied for the second best score of the day, and a seven-stroke improvement from the second round. The reigning Conference USA Women’s Golfer of the Week picked up five birdies in the round to stay near the top. Forslund finished just three shots back off the lead.
Freshman Stormy Randazzo was next in a tie for 19th. Randazzo had a five-stroke improvement from the second to the third round to jump back into the top 20. Senior Leigha Holt finished in the top half of the field at 35th. Freshman Kerri Parks struggled in the second round but came back strong Tuesday with a 10-stroke improvement and jumped eight places on the leaderboard. Sophomore Shelby Brauckmuller improved in the final round as well by 4-shots.
Marshall had the biggest team score improvement from the second round to the third, finishing 17-strokes better in the final round.
Maiken Bing Paulsen of Presbyterian College won the individual award by one-stroke over Elsa Moberly of Eastern Kentucky. The Richmond Spiders ran away with the team award ending the day with a 14-shot lead over Winthrop.
Head Coach Brooke Burkhammer
“Proud that we fought today to finish fifth. We will rest up for a few days and then go to Kiawah for the last tournament of the fall. We need to finish strong.”
FROM THE LEADERBOARD: 15 teams and 81 players
5 – Marshall University 309+320+303=932
T3 – Ylva Forslund 75+78+71=224
T19 – Stormy Randazzo 76+81+76=233
T35 – Leigha Holt 77+78+82=237
T55 – Kerri Parks 81+87+77=245
T60 – Shelby Brauckmuller 84+83+79=246
Marshall’s final tournament of the fall is the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Kiawah Island, S.C. The event begins Sunday Oct. 22 and features three rounds over three days.