Golf’s greatest team event took place last weekend in Kohler, Wisconsin. The biennial (in this case three years because of covid-19) Ryder Cup was won in a dominant fashion by the United States of America. There was, also, another fantastic and dominant showing in Greenville, South Carolina. The Furman Women’s Golf Team won their home invitational by a whopping 32 shots! The Lady Paladins finished -23 under par as a team for a three-day total of 841. The Paladins three day total broke the previous tournament record of 853, which was shot by the University of Texas in 2016. This extremely impressive team event was led by Lady Paladin Anna Morgan.
A three-day total of 203 (-13 under par) gave Morgan the individual title for the Lady Paladin Invitational. She won by a large margin of seven shots. Another impressive showing was the second-place finish by Sarah-Eve Rheaume. Following her teammate, Rheaume finished with a three-day total of 210 (-6 under par tournament). The rest of the Furman team played very well. Finishing in fifth place was Sophia Burnett with a three-day total of 214 (-2 under par). Behind Burnett were Kyra Cox and Savannah Hylton.
Morgan’s impressive win started with an opening-round 65. Day two she followed up her 65 with a 67. On the final day, she carded a one-under-par 71. Morgan’s outstanding play included 13 birdies and two eagles. Even more notable are the two eagles she made; Morgan made a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole. The 140-yard par-three was no match for Morgan’s great ball striking as she knocked in her tee shot! Morgan’s three-day total of 203 broke the previous 54-hole tournament record made in 2016 by a Daytona State player.
The Lady Paladins’ next competition comes the weekend of October 15-17. The Paladins will compete in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational.