(GAINESVILLE) – On Monday-Tuesday, the No. 21 Truett McConnell University women’s golf team traveled to compete in the Golden Tigers Spring Invitational, hosted by Brenau University, where the Lady Bears finished runners-up out of nine teams, with a final team score of 648 through two rounds. Most notable, sophomore Jala Stamey was crowned individual invite champion out of 54 golfers.

No. 4 Southeastern University was crowned overall invite champions with a team score of 642, while TMU was featured besting No. 13 Milligan University (649), Tennessee Wesleyan (666), Brenau University (689), Point University (738) and St. Andrews University (782).
“The ladies had their physical and mental strength tested this week due to cold temperatures, wet conditions, and strong winds,” said Head Coach Steve Patton. “I was pleased with our effort and perseverance. It was exciting to see Jala get her first collegiate win and to see the ladies battle down the stretch. We currently have 4 ladies ranked inside the national top 150 in golfstat which is the first time in our history this has been accomplished. We have a few loose ends to tie up over the next couple of weeks before our next big tournament in Nashville. The girls and I are ready to get back to work.”

Stamey was crowned champion after shooting a 75 through round one and an 82 through round two. Mary Grace Davidson finished tied for seventh after shooting an 84 and cut off six strokes for a 78 in round two, followed by Sylken November who finished in 12th with an 81 and 83, respectively. Madison Panter tied for 13th while shooting an 83 and 82, followed by Erin Dorsey who individually finished in 16th shooting an 81 and 86. Audrey Grace Holder finished tied for 20th with an 88 and 84, while Lauren Weaver individually finished in 36th, shooting an 84 and 101.

Up next, the Lady Bears are back in action as they compete in the Cumberland University Music City Invitational on Saturday, March 25-Tuesday, March 28.