BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Sophomore Abbey Burgdorf carded a final-round 75and finished 12th and sophomore Morgan Stuckey placed 10th while Cumberland held on to finish third in the team standings in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Golf Championships here Wednesday at Bowling Green Country Club.
With the women starting their rounds on the back nine, Burgdorf played even through 11 holes with nine pars, a birdie on the par-5 14th and a bogey at No. 17. The Ashland, Ohio, native netted bogeys on holes three and four before two pars. She birdied the par-4 eighth hole and finished with a bogey for her three-over 75, placing 12th in the final standings.
Stuckey struggled through her opening nine holes, recording five bogeys, three pars and a double on the par-5 14th. The Milan, Tenn., native collected three pars and a birdie on the par-3 third hole to start the front nine but ended the round with three bogeys on the last five holes. She shot a final-round 81 and placed 10th overall.
Strode began the round with a bogey at No. 10 but put together four straight pars and then two bogeys before a birdie on the par-4 17th. The Celina, Tenn., native registered seven pars on her second nine but had a triple bogey at No. 4 and a double on the final hole for a third-round 79. She tied for 14th overall with a three-day score of 243.
Freshman Anna Leigh Cleveland, battling a groin injury the whole tournament, posted only two pars and had 10 bogeys in the final round, carding a 96 and tying for 35th. Freshman Tessa Barto shot 43 on her first nine but struggled mightily on the final nine, finishing at 98 for the round and 30th overall.
Cumberland placed third in the team standings despite counting a 96 in the team standings, holding off Lindsey Wilson by one shot.
10. Morgan Stuckey 79-77-81-237
12. Abbey Burgdorf 86-79-75=240
t14. Savanna Strode 85-79-79=243
30. Tessa Barto 86-79-98=263
t35. Anna Leigh Cleveland 92-100-96=288
1. Univ. of the Cumberlands 303-305-302=910
2. Campbellsville Univ. 323-306-309=938
3. Cumberland Univ. 336-314-331=981
4. Lindsey Wilson 329-326-327=982
5. Univ. of Pikeville 324-336-329=989
6. Georgetown College 349-366-350=1065
7. St. Catharine College 406-401-403=1210