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Spartan Women Win Second Straight Tournament Championship

Shelby Tapman photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Shelby Tapman photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

RISING SUN, MD – The York College women's golf team won their second tournament of the year as they captured the team championship at the Revolutionary Collegiate Golf Classic hosted by Ursinus College at the Chesapeake Bay Golf Club in Rising Sun, Maryland.

The Spartans shot a tournament best 320 on Sunday as they won the event by 29 strokes. York shot a combined score of 667 as they easily outdistanced Jefferson University as the Rams finished at 696. York's Sunday score was 14 strokes better than the next best squad.

The victory is the second this season and the third in the two-year history of the varsity women's golf program at York.  

 

Top Five Team Scores

1. York (Pa.) – 667 (347 + 320)

2. Jefferson – 696 (362 + 334)

3. Marymount (Va.) – 711 (377 + 334)

4. Millersville – 713 (358 + 355)

5. East Stroudsburg – 724 (360 + 364)

 

Top Spartan Performers

• Freshman Shelby Tapman finished second overall as she carded a six-over-par 77 for a two-day total of 158. Tapman finished two strokes back of tournament medalist Danielle Greene from Millersville. Greene shot 76 on Saturday and followed that with an 80 on Sunday. Tapman carded a three-over 38 on the front on Sunday and followed that with a three-over-par 39 on the back for her 77.

• Freshman Jordan Koller had another strong showing after winning the Greene Turtle Classic last week. Koller tied for third as she finished with a two-day total of 165. Koller shot an 87 on Saturday but went nine strokes better on Sunday as she shot a seven-over-par 78. Koller shot a three-over-par 38 on the front nine and followed that with a four-over-par 40.

• Freshman Anna Moore was York's third finisher as she tied for tenth place as she shot a two-day total of 171. Moore, who carded an 89 on Saturday, made a seven stroke improvement on Sunday. Moore shot a 42 on the front and followed that with a 40 on the back for the 11-over-par 82.

• Sophomore Emma Harding was York's fourth scorer in the tournament as she finished tied for 13th with a total score of 173. Harding shot a 90 on Saturday but she made a seven stroke improvement on Sunday as she finished with the 12-over-par 83. Harding went out in 41 and came back in with a 42.

• Freshman Brenna Keener was York's fifth tournament participant. She shot a 100 on Saturday in her first collegiate round but cut 14 strokes off that total on Sunday with an 86. Keener fired a 42 on the front and followed that with a 44.

 

He Said It

"The team was motivated to come out and shoot a great score on Sunday, even in the poor conditions," said Spartan head coach David Boslough. "They had a day to preview the course and understand where the misses were. We were able to get it done in a good field that included a few Division II schools."

 

Notes:

The Spartans now have three tournament championships in just the second year as a varsity program … York won the UMW Eagle Invitational last spring and then won the Greene Turtle Invitational last week in Front Royal, Virginia … freshman Shelby Tapman leads the squad with a stroke average of 78.5 in her four collegiate rounds … fellow freshman Jordan Koller is right behind Tapman at 79.8 in her six collegiate rounds … Tapman has finished in the top five of both her collegiate tournaments … Koller has two top five finishes in her three tournaments while freshman Anna Miller has been in the top ten in all three of her tournament appearances this year.

 

Up Next

The Spartans head to Rome Georgia to participate in the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational at the Coosa Country Club on Monday October 22 and Tuesday, October 23. The tournament is hosted by Berry College and will tee-off both days at 9:00 am.