Women’s golf finishes fifth in JU Courtyard Classic
Jessica Welch
Jessica Welch
The JU women’s golf team brought home a fifth-place finish in the JU Courtyard Classic Tuesday at Hidden Hills Country Club.

The Dolphins posted four 79s and 82 in the final round for a 316 total for the day and a 919 three-round final score.

Troy University won the event with a three-round 898 and shot a team 293 to pass JU which held the lead after the first two rounds Monday.

On the final 18, JU sophomore Jessica Welch led the parade of 79s and wound up with a tournament total 220 which was third overall individually.

“Even though we weren't on top of our game today it was a great finish,” JU head coach Jennifer Borocz said. “The girls learned what it was like to play under pressure. They all learned something that they can take into the future as we will be in these types of situations more often.”

Welch’s classmate, Natalie Schmett (14th), senior Gaia Olcese (24th) and junior Carlie Gehlausen (26th) all posted final 79s and junior Francesca Yong (38th) came in at 82.

Daytona State College finished second with a 910 total followed by South Alabama at 911, Florida Gulf Coast 912 and JU.

Rounding out the top 10 were North Florida (923), Seminole State (935), South Dakota State (977), Florida Atlantic (978) and Northern Kentucky (996).

The Dolphins will be at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational starting Sunday in Bradenton, Fla.