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Women’s Golf Team Wraps up the Fall With Win at Newberry Invitational

Women’s Golf Team Wraps up the Fall With Win at Newberry Invitational

ELGIN, SC – With Tori Higgins shooting a final-round 74, and all four Moccasin counters at 77 or better, Florida Southern turned in a team score of 303 Tuesday to expand on its lead and win the 2017 Newberry College Invitational. It was the final fall tournament of the season for the Moccasins.

The two-over par 74 by Higgins was Florida Southern's best individual round of the tournament and the third best round for any golfer in the field on Tuesday. Only individual champion Diana McDonald of Wingate (NC) and runner-up Megan Sabol of North Georgia shot better in round two, with McDonald carding a 71 and Sabol a 73.

Higgins was joined as a counter by Ashley Zagers and Amanda Gartrell, who each shot a 76, and Abbey Williams who shot a 77. The Moccasins' fifth golfer in round two was Victoria Cangero with an 80.

The Moccasins' team score of 303 was two shots better than Wingate had, and the Moccasins had started the day with a four-shot lead over the Bulldogs. That allowed them to win the Newberry Invitational by six shots with a two-day total of 611. Following Wingate's 617 was Anderson (SC) in third place with a 628, and North Georgia in fourth with a 633. Lincoln Memorial (TN) was fifth with a 647.

Though Higgins was the top Moccasin Tuesday, Zagers was their highest finisher overall with a 151 (+7) that tied her for third place. She finished three strokes behind McDonald and two behind Sabol. Gartrell was fifth with a 152 (+8), Cangero tied for eighth with a 155, Higgins tied for 10th with a 156, and Williams was 16th with a 159.