Ninety Six, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s golf team matched it's best finish with a fourth place tie at the Big South Women’s Golf Championship on Saturday with a team score of 925 (306, 300, 319). Senior Maiken Bing Paulsen claimed seventh place at 221 (75, 72, 74) to add yet another top-10 finish to her illustrious career.
Paulsen became just the third golfer in program history to earn a top-10 finish at the Big South Championship and ends her time at PC with a school record of 12 top-10 finishes over three seasons.
The Blue Hose previously finished fourth in 2017 and claimed seventh place a season ago.
Also competing for PC, Julie Hillestad and Ann Elizabeth Gore tied for 26th with scores of 236. Hillestad, a freshman, had rounds of 75, 78 and 83 while Gore, also a senior, shot rounds of 77, 73 and 86. Sophomore Serina Combs (t36) shot 239 (79, 77, 83), and freshman Taylor Gardner (t47) improved to 251 (90, 82, 79).
#25 Campbell won the team title for the fourth consecutive season, finishing with an aggregate of 869 and winning by 28 strokes at The Patriot Golf Club (par-72, 6230-yards). However, it was High Point’s Samantha Vodry who shot 212 (70, 69, 73) to win individual medalist honors. The Panthers finished second at 897. Winthrop (922) finished third, and USC Upstate tied with PC for fourth place at 925. Charleston Southern (929), Longwood (934), Radford (937), Gardner-Webb (952), UNC Asheville (953) and Hampton (1053) rounded out the field of 11 teams.
As a part of the post tournament awards ceremony, Paulsen was named to the Big South All-Conference and All-Academic teams.