SALISBURY, N.C.—The Tusculum University women’s golf team posted a final round 307 to finish with a tournament total 610 and place fifth at the 2019 Patsy Rendleman Invitational. The two-day, 36-hole event is being held at the Country Club of Salisbury and hosted by Catawba College.

The Pioneers moved up one spot from Monday’s opening round as Tusculum closes out the fall portion of its schedule.

Tusculum senior Jennifer Keim carded back-to-back rounds of 74 to finish tied for 11th with 148 finishing five strokes behind medalist Kaley Barts of Catawba (67-76=143) who held on to win by one shot over Alicia Fajardo of Coker University (70-74=144).

Limestone College claimed the team title as the Saints posted a 586 including an even-par 288 in the final round. UNC Pembroke shot a school-record 288 on Tuesday to vault four spots on the leaderboard to second place at 591. Queens University of Charlotte finished third with 601, followed by the University of Mount Olive (604) and Tusculum (610) to comprise the top-five.

Lenoir-Rhyne University and the University of Montevallo each shot 612 to tie for sixth place. Host Catawba finished eighth with 614, followed by Young Harris College (617), Lander University (622), Anderson University (623), Coker (628), Belmont Abbey College (633), North Greenville University (639), Erskine College (639) and King University (646).

TU’s Yen Xuan Ong shot 74-77=151 to finish 17th while Olivia Cunningham shot 78-74=152 to place 23rd. Taylor Gransen finished 53rd with 77-82=159, while Bianca Findlay rounded out the team scoring with 80-83=163 to tie for 68th place.

Tusculum returns to action Feb. 10-11 at the Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate in St. Augustine, Florida.

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