Edisto Island, S.C. – Julie Hillestad shot a collegiate-best 221 (73, 71, 77) to tie for 17th and lead the Presbyterian College women’s golf team to a 10th place showing at the Edisto Island Invitational on Monday. The Blue Hose combined for 916 (300, 299, 317) on the par-71, 5902-yard course at The Plantation Course at Edisto.
Hillestad had a team-high 34 pars and recorded a collegiate-best round of even-par 71 during round two. The 54-hole best also marked the first time the reigning "Big South Freshman Golfer of the Week" led PC.
Maiken Bing Paulsen (t24) finished a few strokes back at 224 (75, 70, 79). Ann Elizabeth Gore (38) shot 231 (70, 78, 83). Gore (-1), Paulsen (-1) and Hillestad (E) all had rounds of par-or-better during the tournament.
North Florida defeated the field of 16 teams with a combined score of 867. Delaware’s Thitaree Sakulbunpanich and James Madison’s Kate Owens earned co-medalist honors with scores of 207 (-6).
Presbyterian College will conclude their regular season at the Big South Women’s Golf Championship from April 12-14 at The Patriot GC in Ninety Six, S.C.