LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Raquel Romero Valverde tied for low medalist honors and juniors Abbey Burgdorf and Morgan Stuckey each finished in the Top 5, leading the Cumberland women to a 16-stroke team victory at the RedHawk Invitational on Tuesday at Canebrake Club in Athens, Ala.
The Phoenix shot 304 on Monday, the lowest round by a Cumberland women’s team since Fall 2012, and followed that with a 311 on Tuesday for a 16-shot win over Union University. It marks the second team victory for CU this fall after taking top honors at the Unilever Freed-Hardeman Fall Invitational last month.
Valverde carded rounds of even-par 72 and four-over 76, tying Heather Gillenwaters from the University of Mobile at 148. Gillenwaters won a playoff with a par on the first hole. The two players led the field with seven birdies apiece and Valverde ranked first in par-4 and par-5 scoring for the tournament.
Burgdorf shot 75-74 to place third with a two-day total of 149, making four birdies and leading the field with 25 pars. She also posted an even-par score on the par-3’s and tied with Valverde at four-over on the par-4’s.
Stuckey finished fifth overall with scores of 76-77, collecting five birdies and 22 pars along the way and tying with Valverde and one other play at two-under par on the par-5’s.
Junior Savanna Strode shot 81-84, tying for 18th, with three birdies and 19 pars, while sophomore Delaney Lazenby carded rounds of 85-84, tying for 24th, making 17 pars over the two days.
t1. Raquel Romero Valverde 72-76=148
3. Abbey Burgdorf 75-74=149
5. Morgan Stuckey 76-77=153
t18. Savanna Strode 81-84=165
t24. Delaney Lazenby 85-84=169
1. Cumberland Univ. – 304-311=615
2. Union Univ. – 319-312=631
3. Freed-Hardeman – 324-309=633
4. Univ. of Mobile – 330-317=647
5. Wallace State CC – 333-330=663
6. Martin Methodist – 347-334=681
7. Snead CC – 347-335=682
8. Jackson State Univ. – 340-360=700
9. Brescia Univ. – 359-345=704
10. Indiana Univ.-Kokomo – 349-360=709
11. Concordia Univ. [MI] – 419-332=751
12. Jefferson CC – 536-520=1056