\WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Pacing the course with a new school record for a 54-hole tournament, the Lions registered a final tally of 60-over 923 (308-306-309—923) to finish in third-place at the C&F Bank Invitational, hosted by The College of William & Mary, Tuesday afternoon from the Par 71 - 6097 yard River Course at the Kingsmill Resort.
The Lions finished just one stroke behind second-place St. John's and 11 strokes off the lead score.
Saint Leo, the lone Division II competitor, concluded the tournament ahead of 18 other teams, including the likes of Toledo and Boston College.
Individually for the Lions, Clare Connolly earned top honors as she finished in a tie for ninth-place with a 16-over 229 (75-76-78—229), after carding a seven-over 78 on the final day.
Laura Huertas (79-73-81—233) fired a three-day total of 20-over 233 to finish in a tie for 18th, while Heather Petronis (77-79-78—234) and Ragna Olafsdottir (77-78-79—234) finished in a tie for 22nd after firing identical scores of 21-over 234.
Goeun Lee rounded-out the Lions phenomenal day and tournament as she posted a three-over 74 en route to a 30th-place finish at 23-over 236 (83-79-74—236).
Overall, Longwood University took home the team title as they recorded a total 60-over 912 (300-303-309—912). Longwood's Kameron Carter took home individual medalist honors as she shot an eight-over 221 (71-74-76—221), three shots better than Boston College's Katia Joo.
"We played well," stated head coach Erika Brennan. "We started developing chemistry during our practice sessions over spring break, and that momentum continued into the tournament. We've grown tremendously as a team over recent weeks and that dynamic has helped us develop a positive outlook heading into the tournament. We demonstrated our mental toughness against a very difficult field and will need to carry that over when we take on more of the nation's best in Arizona. It really was one of my most enjoyable weeks as a coach."
The Lions return to action on Monday, April 2, when they travel to Litchfield Park, Ariz. to compete in the Grand Canyon Intercollegiate, hosted by Grand Canyon University. The event will take place at the Patriot Course at Wigwam Resort.
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