Hagerman places 16th in NCAA Women's Golf Regional
LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University’s Heather Hagerman finished 16th in the NCAA South Region Women’s Golf Championships concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Lone Palm Golf Club.
Hagerman (New Port Richey, Fla.) shot a final round score of 82 to finish the tournament with a 10-over par 238 (75-81-82). Although FGCU did not qualify as a team for the six-team field, Hagerman received one of three individual bids to the regional. She finished 15 shots off the pace for advancing to the national tournament.
A freshman who finished in the top ten of seven of her eight tournaments prior to regionals, Hagerman began the final round in a tie for 12th overall after playing 36 holes on Monday. She carded one birdie, nine pars, and six bogeys over the final 18 holes.
Rollins College, two-time defending national champion, captured their third consecutive regional title by placing five golfers among the top nine individual scores. The Tars had a total score of 877 to outdistance runner-up Florida Southern (925) by 48 strokes. However, both teams advance to the NCAA Division II National Tournament to be played at The Championship Course at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, May 11-14. Lynn University (928) finished third.
Charlotte Campbell of Rollins won medalist honors for the second straight year after blistering the par-72, 6,079-yard course with a 1-under-par 215 to edge Pamela Feggans of Florida Southern by three strokes.
Lisa Olson of Central Arkansas and Liz Whitehouse of Lynn University tied for fifth overall with identical three-round scores of 223 to earn bids to the NCAA national tournament as individual qualifiers.