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Georgia Southern Women’s Golf with strong showing at Strutter Gus Invitational

The home cooking served the Georgia Southern women’s golf team well this week.The Eagles finishing second at their own Strutter Gus Invitational.Seminole State carded a 303 in the final round to overcome a four-shot deficit to edge the Eagles Monday at Georgia Southern University Golf Course.Four Eagles finished in the top-20, led by Alberte Thuesen, who tied for second. Sarah Noonan, who played as an individual, tied for eighth, and Abby Newton tied for 12th. Ella Ofstedahl tied for 17th. Ana Perez Altuna (+6) of Jacksonville State took medalist honors after posting a 72 in the final round, and Thuesen tied with Tara Bettle of UNCG, who posted a 70 in the final round, for second.Thuesen played the par-4 holes even for the week to lead the tournament and also led the field in birdies. Her second-round 70 was tied for the best score of the event. Ofstedahl led in par-5 scoring for the week, and Noonan’s third-round 73 was tied for the fourth-lowest of the week with teammate Kaysie Harrelson, who shot a 73 in the second round.Thuesen birdied holes 1, 3 and 7 to make the turn 2-under in the second round, and the sophomore made five birdies en route to a 74 in the third round. Harrelson birdied the first and ninth holes to make the turn at 1-under and added a birdie on 18 for her second-round 73, and Abby Newton made birdies on 8 and 9 and played the back nine 1-over on her way to a 76 in the second round.Noonan made four birdies to shoot 2-under on the front nine en route to her third-round 73. Emma Bell made three birdies in the second round and shot 2-over on the back nine in the third round to finish in a tie for 29th.The Eagles are scheduled to play in the UNF Intercollegiate at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club March 8-9 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The home cooking served the Georgia Southern women’s golf team well this week.

The Eagles finishing second at their own Strutter Gus Invitational.

Seminole State carded a 303 in the final round to overcome a four-shot deficit to edge the Eagles Monday at Georgia Southern University Golf Course.

Four Eagles finished in the top-20, led by Alberte Thuesen, who tied for second. Sarah Noonan, who played as an individual, tied for eighth, and Abby Newton tied for 12th. Ella Ofstedahl tied for 17th.

Ana Perez Altuna (+6) of Jacksonville State took medalist honors after posting a 72 in the final round, and Thuesen tied with Tara Bettle of UNCG, who posted a 70 in the final round, for second.

Thuesen played the par-4 holes even for the week to lead the tournament and also led the field in birdies. Her second-round 70 was tied for the best score of the event. Ofstedahl led in par-5 scoring for the week, and Noonan’s third-round 73 was tied for the fourth-lowest of the week with teammate Kaysie Harrelson, who shot a 73 in the second round.

Thuesen birdied holes 1, 3 and 7 to make the turn 2-under in the second round, and the sophomore made five birdies en route to a 74 in the third round.

Harrelson birdied the first and ninth holes to make the turn at 1-under and added a birdie on 18 for her second-round 73, and Abby Newton made birdies on 8 and 9 and played the back nine 1-over on her way to a 76 in the second round.

Noonan made four birdies to shoot 2-under on the front nine en route to her third-round 73. Emma Bell made three birdies in the second round and shot 2-over on the back nine in the third round to finish in a tie for 29th.

The Eagles are scheduled to play in the UNF Intercollegiate at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club March 8-9 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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