Troy’s Lindsey Harrison sinks hole-in-one, linksters tied for 5th at Johnie Imes Invitational
COLUMBIA, Mo. (troytrojans.com)– The Troy women’s golf team climbed the leaderboard on the final day of the Johnie Imes Invitational into a tie for fifth place as play concluded Tuesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne. Fátima Fernández Cano paced the Trojans as she finished tied for second individually, while Lindsey Harrison made the shot of the tournament with the first hole-in-one of her playing career.
The Trojans got off to a blazing start as they were 8-under par through the 14th hole – teams played a shotgun start on Tuesday with Troy golfers starting on No. 4 through No. 7. Troy finished the round at 8-over par to finish tied with Mercer for fifth overall. Host Missouri won the team title by three shots over Fresno State, while FIU and Kennesaw State finished third and fourth, respectively.
Harrison opened her round with five straight pars before stepping to the tee box on the 132-yard, par-3 12th hole. Facing an uphill shot, Harrison used her 9-iron and dropped the tee shot to within three yards from the hole. The ball checked up and rolled back into the cup for a hole-in-one.
The sophomore from Panama City Beach, Fla., added a birdie to her round and eventually finished the day at 1-over which moved her into a tie for 39th place overall with teammate Bianca Lohbauer, who shot a 2-over 74 on the day with five birdies.
Cano carded three birdies on the day and was even heading into her final three holes, but had a double-bogey on No. 1 and a bogey on No. 3 to finish the round at 3-over and the tournament at 3-under. Cano now owns the top six 54-hole scores in school history as her final tally of 213 ranks as the fifth-lowest in Troy’s history.
Gabi Oubre’ closed out her tournament with three birdies en route to a round of 2-over par and a tie for 45th place overall, while Becca Horner carded a 5-over 77 on Tuesday and tied for 54th place overall.
Troy will take a couple weeks off before heading to Kiawah Island, S.C., for the Palmetto Intercollegiate hosted by Charleston Southern.