For the third time this spring the North Georgia College & State University women’s golf team shot a team total of 313 to win the 2012 North Georgia Spring Invitational contested at Achasta by Reynolds, improved on the first round score by dropping 14 strokes.
The Lady Saints proved dominant on their home course, shooting a two-round total of 640 (327-313) to beat Young Harris by 74 strokes, while Truett-McConnell finished in third with a tournament total of 811 (394-417).
Catalina Olarte had her best round of the spring, following up an opening round 76 with a three-over-par 75 as she earned individual honors. Olarte’s victory was her first as a member of the Lady Saints and was the first win for a member of the team in program history.
Gainesville graduate, LeeAnn Noble finished in ninth place with a two round total of 192 (96-96).
The Lady Saints visit Greenville, Tenn., April 2-3 to take part in the Agnes McAmis Memorial Invitational contested at the Link Hills Country Club.
NORTH GEORGIA MEN WIN AT HOME: The North Georgia College & State University men’s golf team earned their second victory of the year, shooting a team total of 296 in the final round to beat Montevallo by just four strokes in the 2012 North Georgia Spring Invitational at the par 72 Achasta by Reynolds.
Lumpkin County graduate Aaron George overcame a five shot deficit to capture individual honors as he won the first hole in a three-man playoff with a four-foot par putt. The win was the first of George’s young collegiate career as he followed up an opening round 75 with an even-par 72 in the final round. Gainesville grad Jake Martin jumped into the top 10 in day two finishing tied for eighth place.
The Saints visit South Carolina in two weeks when they take part in the 36-hole Lander Bearcat Invitational contested at the Greenwood Golf Course.