The fall college golf season is in full swing! Weather played a major factor early on with several tournaments shortened due to unplayable conditions and excessive rain. Our PKBGT alumni aren’t letting the weather hold them back as multiple players took home trophies this week winning their respective tournaments. Several other players cracked the top-10 with record breaking scores and even a hole-in-one! We continue our weekly #ThrowbackThursday College Roundup Series with the results of tournaments held from September 20 to September 27.

Division I

Lady Paladin Invitational (Furman University, Sep. 21-23)

We begin this week in Greenville, S.C. where a dynamic duo of PKBGT alumni are lighting up the leaderboards early in the season for Furman University. Coming off top-3 finishes last week, Haylee Harford (Leavittsburg, OH 2015) and Natalie Srinivasa (Spartanburg, SC 2016) continued to post impressive scores.  Harford won her first tournament of the year firing a total score of -9, while Srinivasa finished T3 at -4 as the duo helped the Lady Paladin crew pick up the team championship at their home course.

Other Notable Alumni:

T46 Carly Burkhardt (Greenville, SC 2016)//Furman

T48 Natalie Petersen (Holly Springs, NC 2017)//Georgia Southern


Nittany Lion Invitational (Penn State University, Sep. 22-23)

Moving up north to State College, PA we have our second tournament champion of the week. Freshman Sarah Willis (Eaton, OH 2018) tasted collegiate victory in only her second tournament in her young career. Willis controlled the course, finishing at -11 and earning Golfer of the Week honors in the Big Ten. 

Other Notable Alumni:

T6 Elizabeth Win (Sylvania, OH 2016)//Seton Hall

T17 Morgan Tinsley (Louisville, KY 2017)//Xavier


Boston College Intercollegiate (Boston College, Sep. 24-25)

Our final tournament win comes via Mary Joiner (Franklin, KY 2016) who finished T1 at +4 after shooting a final round 70 (-2). Joiner’s performance helped Western Kentucky to a share of the team championship with tournament host Boston College.

Other Notable Alumni:

T7 Roshannah Guar (Hinsdale, IL 2018)//Brown

T13 Victoria Husky (Greenville, SC 2016)//College of Charleston

T19 Lizzie Loy (Jamestown, KY 2018)//Western Kentucky


Other Notable Division I Finishes:

Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC 2017) of Wake Forest University led the field of PKBGT alumni at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a final score of -7 to finish T2. Yurika Tanida (Port St. Lucie, FL 2017) of Michigan State also landed a top-10 spot, finishing the tournament, held at Vanderbilt University from Sep 21-23, T9. Madison Butler (Hinckley, OH 2017) of Cleveland State and Cynthia Zhao (Toronto, Can 2018) of Hofstra each finished T3 in their respective tournaments. Butler was competing in the Golden Grizzlies Invitational while Zhao was at home in the Hofstra Pride Invitational. Amanda Hollandsworth (Floyd, VA 2014) of Virginia Tech didn’t finish where she wanted to in the Golfweek Challenge, but she did sink her second career hole-in-one in the midst of a career low round of 67 (-5).


Division II

Battle at Old South (Beaufort, SC, Sep. 22-23)

Several PKBGT alumni competed at Old South Golf Links, but none had a more successful round than Haverly Harrold (Kingsport, TN 2016). Harrold finished the tournament T2 at -2, and led Lee University to the team championship.

Other Notable Alumni:

T17 Carson Roberts (Dalton, GA 2016)//North Georgia

22nd Sarah Coltrane (Asheboro, NC 2016)//Catawba


Other Notable Division II Finishes:

In the Allegheny Invitational held from Sep 23-24, Bridget Merten finished alone in 2nd place leading her Mercyhurst squad to the team championship. In a rain shortened Mars Hill Invitational, Newberry’s Taylor Lance (Travelers Rest, SC 2015) finished in 7th place after a first and only round of +4. Tyler Dawson (Woodstock, GA 2015) was the highest on the leaderboard of all PKBGT alumni in the King University Invitational after finishing in 13th place at her home course.   


Division III & NAIA

A trifecta of D3 & NAIA PKBGT alumni brought home first place trophies this past week. Erica Whitehouse (Mechanicsville, VA 2017) ran away with the championship at the Bridgewater Invitational held Sep 22 and 23. Her record breaking round of (-2) for Christopher Newport included her first career eagle and was good enough to win the tournament by seven strokes and help her team win the overall championship as well. Alyssa Akiyama (Terrace Park, OH 2016) of Carleton College also took the individual title and the team title at the St. Catherine Invitational held Sep 22 and 23. Taylor Williams (Lincolnton, NC 2017) earned a win finishing T1 at the Tennessee Wesleyan Fall invitational. Additionally, at the NCAA Division III Fall Preview, Emily Salamy (Williamsburg, VA 2015) of Rhodes finished in 4th place. Nina Kouchi (Matthews, NC 2018) added to her already impressive Freshman campaign by finishing T5 and leading Grinnell to the team championship at the Fall Preview.