HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The Armstrong State University women's golf team fired a final-round 297 - the best round of the day - to finish second in the Battle at Old South on Sunday at the Old South Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
The Pirates' two-day 593 total was just one stroke behind team champion Saint Leo (592) and six strokes ahead of Lee University (599). Montevallo (601) and SCAD Savannah (604) rounded out the top five schools in the 18-team field.
Juniors Sophie Bargeron and Nikita Arjun each fired even-par 72 scores on Sunday to finish tied for fourth individually with one-over-par 145 totals. Freshman Eva Martinez Calavia fired a second consecutive 74 to finish tied for ninth with a four-over-par 148 total, while freshman Megan Sabol carded a 79 to finish tied for 40th with a 155 total. Sophomore Jaycee Bunner shot an 84 and finished tied for 72nd with a 162 total. Playing as an individual, senior Molly Molyneaux carded an 81 to finish tied for 40th with a 155 total.
It is the best finish for the Armstrong State women's golf program in the opening tournament of the season since inception of the program in 2005-06. The Pirates had previously finished third in several season-opening tournaments, most recently at the Lander Lady Bearcat Invitational on this course in 2012.
Armstrong State returns to action on October 10-11, traveling to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the Guy Harvey Invitational at the PGA National Palmer Course.