Berman Finishes Runner-Up at Pinehurst

Berman Finishes Runner-Up at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. – Hannah Berman shot a 1-under 71 to finish with a career-best 216 and a first ever runner-up medalist performance at the Pinehurst Challenge.

Jacksonville University women's golf completed the final round with a seventh-place finish.

All five Dolphins shot under-80 on Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 6.

"I'm really proud of Hannah," said Head Coach Jennifer Borocz. "She worked extremely hard in the offseason and it's showing.

"She knew she left a lot out on the course last year as she transitioned to JU and her goal this season was to step up and be a leader."

The junior from Ponte Vedra Beach, who transferred to JU last year to be closer to home and to have the chance to play Division I golf, entered the day tied for sixth after going 72-73 on Monday. She started and ended on a high note, birdieing her first and final two holes of the day. She finished the week with nine total birdies, third most, and was JU's best scorer on both Par 3s, where she shot even par, and on Par 4s, where her 1-over scoring was third best in the field. Her 54-hole score is tied for seventh best in program history.

Maria Brunzell and Amanda Detmer each carded eight birdies of their own on the week. Brunzell shot a final day 78 to finish with a 226 and tie for 28th. Detmer came in with a 76, to finish two strokes back of Brunzell and tie for 36th. Louise Persson matched her best round of the week with a 78, and Mawgan Vater scored her second straight round in the 70s, the freshman wrapping with a 79.

As a team, the Dolphins finished fifth in Par 4 scoring, and were an impressive 3-under on the week on Par 5s. The team recorded 153 pars and 32 birdies.

Jacksonville has a week off before resuming fall action at the FIU Pat Bradley Invitational on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Dolphins finished runners-up last year, and look for similar success this season.