Badmaev, Elon Phoenix Victorious at W&M Invitational Women’s Golf Invitational

Posted by Press Release on September 16, 2014 at 3:41 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Solid play over three rounds led both the Elon women’s golf team and sophomore Kelsey Badmaev to first-place finishes at the 2014 William & Mary Invitational on Tuesday.

The Phoenix claimed its third team title in its last five tournaments as the maroon and gold shot 883 (300-285-298) to earn a 21-stroke victory. Badmaev claimed her first career medalist honor with a three-round mark of 216 (75-70-71).

Badmaev began the day in third place, but shot a one-under par 71 to rally for the individual crown as she finished at even par. She was two-under in Monday’s second round, shooting a career-low 70. Badmaev carded one of two eagles in the event and added 11 birdies. On par-five holes, she led the field by averaging 4.58 strokes.

In her collegiate debut, Heather Munro placed in a fourth-place tie with a 219 (73-67-79). Munro, who averaged 4.83 on the par fives, tied for the most birdies in the field of 70 players with 13.

A pair of Phoenix golfer shared ninth place as both Emily Brooks and Sunna Vidisdottirfinished their three rounds with a 224. Brooks went 75-74-75 and had 38 pars, while Vidisdottir shot 77-74-73 and had 39 pars.

Placing in a tie for 56th was Taylor Wilkerson. Wilkerson carded a 243 (79-77-87) over her three rounds of action.

Heather Dockrill competed as an individual and tied for 66th with a score of 258 (89-86-83).

Elon will be back on the links later this month at the Forest Oaks Fall Classic hosted by UNCG on Sept. 29-30.

2014 William & Mary Invitational
Sept. 14-16 | Williamburg, Va.

1. ELON (300-285-298 — 883) +19
2. Morehead State (307-297-300 — 904) +40
3. Seton Hall (314-300-291 — 905) +41
4. UNC Wilmington (310-307-297 — 914) +50
5. William & Mary (309-298-314 — 921) +57
6. Georgetown (315-304-304 — 923) +59
7. Wofford (317-307-300 — 924) +60
8. Towson (309-305-311 — 925) +61
9. Appalachian State (307-310-312 — 929) +65
10. Radford (319-307-305 — 931) +67
11. Longwood (318-306-310 — 934) +70
12. St. John’s (330-313-331 — 974) +110
13. Bucknell (331-329-321 — 981) +117

Phoenix Individuals
1. Kelsey Badmaev (75-70-71 — 216) E
T4. Heather Munro (73-67-79 — 219) +3
T9. Emily Brooks (75-74-75 — 224) +8
T9. Sunna Vidisdottir (77-74-73 — 224) +8
T56. Taylor Wilkerson (79-77-87 — 243) +27
T66. Heather Dockrill (87-86-85 — 258) +42


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