Jacksonville Sports Day

JU Dolphins Finish Fourth at Pirate Collegiate Classic

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Jacksonville University women’s golf wrapped the Pirate Collegiate Classic with a fourth-place finish on Tuesday.

Hannah Berman was the low scorer in the final round with a 75, and Maia Samuelsson collected her first career top ten finish on a warm and sunny day at Greenville Country Club.

“This week was a good test overall,” said Head Coach Kathryn Dougan. “The course played tough and brought out some of our tendencies.

“We will use the next few days to tighten up and build confidence leading into our home event. We definitely have our best golf ahead of us.”

Samuelsson finished T7 after a 73-71-79. The freshman from Karlstad, Sweden hit two birdies, on holes 16 and 18, in her final round. She was a blistering 4-under on Par-5s in the event, tied for the fourth-best score on such holes in the field. She also made a team-best seven birdies on the week, to go with her first career collegiate eagle.

Berman was a model of consistency all week, shooting a 75 in all three rounds to finish 14th. She shot exactly even on Par-3s for the week, tied for the third-best score among all competitors. Her 34 total pars were the most on the team through the three rounds.

Samantha Brimhall was the third Dolphin to finish in the top 20, shooting a final day 76, sinking 14 pars along the way, including eight in a row at one point. She finished 2-under on Par-5s for the week, one of three JU players under par on such holes.

Elina Strmberg set a single-round high for the week with 12 pars, as well as a birdie in her final round. She matched her teammate Brimhall in shooting 2-under on Par-5 holes for the tournament.

Paula Trejo Lerdo made her most birdies of the week, sinking three in the last round.

Mawgan Vater wrapped the week with 27 pars to help contribute the JU’s success in that area.

JU was the second-best scoring team on Par-3s all week, and sank the third most pars, with 157.

Jacksonville returns home to host the BUBBA burger Jacksonville Classic, which takes place next Monday and Tuesday at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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