Strode cards final-round 78, CU places sixth
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Strode cards final-round 78, CU places sixth
Senior Savanna Strode carded a final-round 78 and tied for 13th overall at the Thomas University Invitational. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Savanna Strode posted a final-round six-over par 78 but no other Cumberland player shot below 80 and the Phoenix dropped to sixth in the overall standings on Tuesday at the Thomas University Invitational in Valdosta, Ga.

Strode tied for 13th individually with a two-day total of 157 on the par-72, 5,997-yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club course in Valdosta. Sophomore Ana Laura Pages Preuss carded a second-round 82, tying for 18th, while sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde shot 81 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 160, tied for 21st.

Senior Abbey Burgdorf recorded a second-round 84, as did junior Anna Leigh Cleveland. Burgdorf finished with a two-day score of 164, tied for 26th, while Cleveland posted a two-round total of 167, tied for 32nd.

Cumberland dropped from third to sixth in the team standings, overtaken by Lindsey Wilson, Campbellsville University and Southeastern University. The University of the Cumberlands won the event by two strokes over Dalton State College.

The Phoenix play again in two weeks at the RedHawk Fall Classic in Athens, Ala.

t13. Savanna Strode – 79-78=157
t18. Ana Laura Pages Preuss – 77-82=159
t21. Raquel Romero Valverde – 79-81=160
t26. Abbey Burgdorf – 80-84=164
t32. Anna Leigh Cleveland – 83-84=167

1.University of the Cumberlands – 294-303=597
2. Dalton State College – 298-301=599
3. Lindsey Wilson – 319=313=632
4. Campbellsville University – 316-316=632
5. Southeastern University – 319-318=637
6. Cumberland University – 315-325=640
7. Coastal Georgia – 336-346=682
8. Spring Hill College – 350-346=696
9. Ave Maria University – 352-353=705
10. Thomas University – 371-354=725