April 11, 2006
Women's Golf claims SAC Championship; Haverty wins medalist honorsHICKORY, NC -- Four-time South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year Paige Haverty (Greenville, NC) shot a school and tournament record 225 to lead Catawba College to the 2006 Food Lion SAC Women's Golf Championship. The event concluded on Tuesday at the 5,953-yard, par-72 Lake Hickory Country Club at Catawba Springs.
Catawba, who claimed its second straight SAC title, carded a 54-hole tally of 985, 19 shots ahead of second place Newberry College (1004), who posted its best conference finish in school history. Tusculum College finished third with 1026, followed by Wingate University (1041), host Lenoir-Rhyne College (1047) and Mars Hill College (1163).
Haverty wins this tournament for a third straight year as she posted 75-76-74=225, to surpass the previous tournament record of 231, shot by her in the 2004 tournament, and Tusculum's Rachel McFarland in 2003. Joining Haverty on the SAC All-Tournament team are Newberry's Eva Cormann (77-76-79=232), Catawba's Melissa Kepley (Statesville, NC) (81-81-82=244), Stephanie Delgado of Lenoir-Rhyne (80-82-85=247) and Tusculum's Shannon Palenkas (82-83-82=247).
1 CATAWBA 327-329-329=985
2. Newberry 341-330-333=1004
3. Tusculum 336-344-346=1026
4. Wingate 351-345-345=1041
5. Lenoir-Rhyne 339-346-362=1047
6. Mars Hill 381-390-392=1163
1. Paige Haverty, 75-76-74=225
3. Melissa Kepley, 81-81-82=244
13. Jaynelle Harmon, 86-86-86=258
14. Shannon Mitchell, 85-86-88=259
16. Christina Wagamon, 88-86-87=261
6. *Danielle Freed, 80-84-84=248
28. *Karla Gruhn, 90-91-101=282
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