PINE MOUNTAIN, GA - The Montreat College women's golf team wrapped up the 2016 season by competing in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Direct Qualifying Tournament April 25th-26th at the Callaway Gardens Lakeview course in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
The team finished in 11th place with a score of 863 for the two-round tournament. Emily McFarland (FR/McLeansville, NC) was the top finisher for the Cavaliers, placing 42nd with a 185 (+41). Lauren Bullock (FR/Fuquay-Varina, NC) placed 51st with a 211 (+67) while Samantha Telsrow (FR/Belmont, NC) was 52nd with a score of 218 (+74). Skyler Brody wrapped up the team scoring for Montreat, placing 53rd with a score of 248 (+104).
Montreat, NC - Montreat College Head Golf Coach John Sullivan has announced the signing of Sara Gwillim to a letter of intent to compete for the Cavaliers beginning this fall. Sara is from Bethalto, Illinois and will graduate this spring from Civic Memorial High School. She has been a staple of the women's golf program at Civic Memorial, serving as team captain and Most Valuable Player the past two seasons. She was also named her high school's "Athlete of the Year".
Sara had a stellar senior season where she followed up a conference championship by placing tenth at the Illinois state championship and was also named the Conference Player of the Year. Sara has also excelled academically, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and is in the top 9% of her graduating class.
Quote from Sara - "I chose Montreat because I felt that Coach Sullivan cares more about my spiritual, academic, and personal growth. I feel that I will fit into the golf program very well and am excited to make a difference."
Quote from Coach Sullivan – "We are thrilled to welcome Sara to the Cavalier family. She is an exceptional young lady and will be a perfect fit for Montreat. She is steadfast in her faith and character and has a strong desire to excel not only in her game, but in the classroom as well. We look forward to seeing her grow on and off the golf course."
Sara is the daughter of Tim and Jennifer Gwillim and plans to major in Business.
PINE MOUNTAIN, GA - The Montreat College golf teams opened up their spring season by traveling to compete in the Point University Skyhawk Invitational this past Monday & Tuesday.
In the men's tournament, the Cavaliers would use a strong second day to finish in 11th place as a team. Taylor Johnson (JR/Statesville, NC) led the way with a 76 (+4) in the second round and that moved him up 15 positions from the previous day to finish in a tie for 32nd place at +12 (156). Dylan Jones (SR/Mill Spring, NC) also made a second day move up the leader board as his second round score of 77 improved his day one total by three strokes. Jones finished in a tie for 38th at +13 (157). Phillip Westberry (FR/Snellville, GA) finished in a tie for 46th with a +14 after shooting rounds of 80 and 78 over the two days.
Trey Goodson (FR/Jacksonville, NC) placed in a tie for 72nd place at +20 (164) while Bailey Wilson (FR/Foley, AL) (+24), Luke McGann (FR/Cary, NC) (+26), and Duncan Moody (FR/Cleveland, GA) (+38) also competed for the Cavalier men.
Three members of the women's team also competed over the weekend. Emily McFarland (FR/McLeansville, NC) finished in 65th place (+54) while Lauren Bullock (FR/Fuquay-Varina, NC) placed 72nd (+81). Samantha Telsrow (FR/Belmont, NC) had a ten stroke improvement on day two and finished in 73rd.
This was our first tournament back from the off-season, and I think the winter rust showed a little", said Head Coach John Sullivan. "We made up some ground on the second day with a 14 stroke improvement. Tee to green, they hit it fairly well, but we missed a lot of opportunities on and around the greens. We'll take the next two weeks before our conference event and put more work in on the areas that need improvement."
The men's team will be back in action April 4th-5th when they compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Spring Championship at Eagle's Brook Country Club in Locust Grove, GA. The women's team will compete in the AAC Spring Championships April 11th-12th at the Woodlands Country Club in Columbia, SC.