Loyola women’s golf finishes first, men place 10th at Emmanuel Spring Invitational

Tue, 03/25/2014

(Hartwell, Ga.) The Loyola University New Orleans women’s golf team finished first out of nine squads and the men’s team finished 10th at the Emmanuel Spring Invitational in Hartwell, Ga. at Cateechee Golf Club early this evening.

“I’m extremely proud of our ladies,” said head men’s and women’s golf coach Lisa Tinkler. “I’m not surprised that they performed the way they did. We have the depth and the ability to win on this team. We played four strokes better on the second day under tough conditions on a challenging course, so I’m very happy with their success.”

All five women who participated in the tournament for Loyola finished in the top 10 individually. Freshman Alexis Hazard tied for second with a two-day score of 166. Freshmen Sarah-Anne Smurlick and Megan Keck closed the tournament in fifth and sixth, shooting 173 and 176 respectively. Freshman Julchen Narwark ended knotted in seventh with a 177, and sophomore Alexis Vega finished tied for 10th, shooting a 93 on day one and scoring an 86 on day two.

The Wolf Pack women edged No. 8 ranked Coastal Georgia to nab first place. The Mariners finished second overall.

The Loyola men’s team closed tournament action in 10th place overall with a two-day score of 673.

“Our men played very well,” added Tinkler. “They played a balanced game and they played with stability, which is half the battle.”

The Loyola golf teams will travel to Daytona Beach, Fl. on Saturday, Apr. 5 for their next two-day tournament hosted by Embry-Riddle University.

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