The beach umbrellas are packed away for the season, summer break is over and school is back in session! With the start of another school year comes the beginning of the 2018 College Golf fall season! You can find PKBGT alumni spread all throughout the country competing for their school at all levels of college competition.
Though the season begins at different times for each team, this past week marked the beginning for many of our alumni. We are incredibly proud of each and every girl who worked tirelessly to reach the ultimate goal of playing in college, and this year we introduce our #ThrowbackThursday Weekly College Roundup where we feature the top performances of the week from the same players who were once in your shoes, now competing in top level collegiate tournaments.
— Virginia Women’s Golf (@UVAWomensGolf) September 16, 2018
35th Annual Mary Fossum Invitational (Michigan State, Sep. 15-16)
Anna Redding (Concord, NC 2015) earned her first collegiate victory this past weekend after posting a final score of -9 to bring home the title and lead her University of Virginia squad to the team championship. Fellow alumni Allyson Geer (Brighton, MI 2017) of Michigan State also earned her first win in a tie with Redding for first place at -9.
Other Notable Alumni:
T6 Erin Harper (Dublin, OH 2015)//Indiana University
T14 Bailey Tardy (Norcross, GA 2015)//University of Georgia
T24 Yurika Tanida (Port St. Lucia, FL 2017)//Michigan State University
Cougar Classic (College of Charleston, Sep. 9-11)
A pair of former PKBGT competitors who are now teammates at Furman University sat together near the top of the leaderboard of a lightning shortened tournament. Natalie Srinivasa (Spartanburg, SC 2016), who was featured on Golfweek’s early ANNIKA award watch list, and Haylee Harford (Leavittsburg, OH 2015) both finished T3 at -8, including an impressive -9 final round from Harford. Joining the teammates T3 at -8 was Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, GA 2017) of Florida State.
Other Notable Alumni:
T9 Victoria Huskey (Greenville, SC 2016)//College of Charleston
T15 Louise Yu (Duluth, GA 2017)//Vanderbilt
T24 Brynn Walker (St. David’s, PA 2016)//UNC-Chapel Hill
T29 Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC 2017)//Wake Forest
Anderson University Invitational (Anderson University, Sep. 10-11)
PKBGT alumni came out in bunches as three Anderson University girls made the All-Tournament Team including tournament champion Katie Hill (Clemson, SC 2016) who shot a school record 68 in the second round, Anna Freeman (Aiken, SC 2017) who finished 2nd and Kerrington Lamb (Easley, SC 2018) who finished 4th as the Ravens took home the team title.
Other Notable Alumni:
T5 Anna Parramore (Greenwood, SC 2017)//Erskine College
T5 Sarah Coltrane (Asheboro, NC 2016)//Catawba College
T10 Grace Magera (Simpsonville, SC 2015)//Converse College
T10 Makalyn Poole (Williamston, SC 2015)//Anderson University
Cutter Creek Invitational (Barton College, Sep. 10)
Though weather conditions shortened the tournament to one round, PKBGT’s own Lindsey Burton (Goldsboro, NC 2016) of the University of Mount Olive took home the championship. Close behind Burton was Alexandria Bare (Kannapolis, NC 2015) of UNC Pembroke (D3) who finished T4.
Multiple PKBGT alumni earned 1st place finishes this weekend including Charlotte Simpson (Towson, MD 2017) of Carnegie Mellon University, who brought who the title at her home course in the Carnegie Mellon Fall Shootout. Nina Kouchi (Matthews, NC 2018) of Grinnell College won the Illinois Wesleyan Fall classic in which she posted a school record 69 (-3) in the final round. Other notable finishes by Division III PKBGT alumni included Elizabeth Warner (Richmond, VA 2015) of Hamilton College who finished 3rd in the William Smith Golf Invitational, and Emily Salamy (Williamsburg, VA 2015) of Rhodes College who finished T3 in the MCCC Invitational.
Other Notable Division I Tournaments:
ANNIKA Intercollegiate (University of Minnesota, Sep. 17-19)
T9 Jennifer Chang (Cary, NC 2018)//University of Southern California
T15 Lauren Stephenson (Lexington, SC 2015)//University of Alabama
William and Mary Invitational (William and Mary, Sep. 9-10)
T4 Kate Owens (Suwanee, GA 2018)//James Madison University
T14 Annie Collum (Davidson, NC 2015)//University of Richmond
Cardinal Classic (Ball State University, Sep. 17-18)
T8 Anna Kramer (Spring Lake, MI 2017)//University of Indianapolis
T11 Katie Whitfield (Clemson, SC)//Bowling Green State University
T11 Madison Butler (Hinckley, OH 2017)//Cleveland State University
Golfweek Program Challenge (Myrtle Beach, Sep. 8-11)
T8 Emily Hawkins (Lexington, NC 2018)//Campbell University
*Campbell won the tournament
Minnesota Invitational (University of Minnesota, Sep. 10-11)
T9 Carley Cox (China Grove, NC 2015)//East Carolina University
T9 Jessica Spicer (Bahama, NC 2016)//Virginia Tech University
T17 Dorthea Forbrigd (Oslo, Norway 2016)//East Carolina University
T17 Amanda Hollandsworth (Floyd, VA 2014)//Virginia Tech University