NSU’s Season Ends at NCAA Women’s Golf South Regional

DAVIE, Fla. – Following a final round of (+17) 301 and a 54-hole score of (+47) 899, the Nova Southeastern women’s golf team finished one shot shy of forcing a three-way playoff with a chance to qualify for the National Championship on Wednesday at the NCAA South Regional. The Sharks finished tied for seventh overall.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: T7th of 12 Teams
Tournament Champion: Lynn
Location: Grande Oaks Golf Club | Davie, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/5,887
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_WGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Sharks needed to remain within the Top-5 to advance to next week’s National Championship tournament in Georgia. However, NSU ultimately ended up on the outside looking in after what was a wild finish in which the leaderboard’s No. 3-9 teams were only separated by five strokes.
  • After both concluded their final rounds at 37-over par for the tournament, Lynn and Limestone settled the regional title in an aggregate playoff on No. 18, where Lynn secured the victory.
  • Lee and Anderson (S.C.) also punched their tickets to the National Championship after claiming third and fourth with final scores of (+43) and (+44).
  • Barry and Saint Leo entered the clubhouse at 46-over par before the Buccaneers edged the Lions in another aggregate playoff to earn the fifth and final berth into the National Championship.
  • NSU’s Ellen Andersson and Sofia Garcia Austt each tied for 21st at 12-over par to lead the Sharks for the tournament.
  • Nicola Fall shot one-under par over the last six holes o Wednesday to wrap up play at 14-over and tied for 30th.
  • Hanna Ahlander tied for 32nd at 15-over par, while Ellen Ramstedt posted her low round of the week of (+4) 75 to earn a share of 49th at 19-over par.
  • Barry’s Alice Gotbring, the nation’s top-ranked player, captured individual medalist honors after edging Lee’s Alex Naumovski by one shot with a 54-hole score of (+5) 218.
  • Lander’s Hannah Stephenson (+8) and Saint Leo’s Francesca Santoni (+9) qualified for the National Championship as the Top-2 individuals from non-advancing teams. Santoni defeated Columbus State’s Victoria Libaak in a playoff by birdieing No. 10 to secure the final bid.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Wednesday’s scoring average of 75.88 was the lowest of the tournament.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • There were only three under-par rounds posted throughout the tournament, including a tournament-best (-2) 69 by Naumovski on Wednesday.

UP NEXT:
To stay up-to-date with the Sharks, visit NSUSharks.com or follow them on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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Andersson’s Even-Par Round Lifts Sharks into a Tie for Third

DAVIE, Fla. – Guided by a notable, bounce-back effort from Ellen Andersson, the Nova Southeastern women’s golf team moved up the leaderboard into a tie for third following round two of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Regional on Tuesday. The Sharks shot a collective round of (+14) 298 and now sit at 30-over par for the tournament, currently nine off the pace set by Anderson (S.C.) with 18 holes to play.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: T3rd of 12 Teams
Tournament Leader: Anderson (S.C.)
Location: Grande Oaks Golf Club | Davie, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/5,887
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_WGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Off with the initial wave on Tuesday, NSU posted its 14-over par round more than an hour prior to the final groups. At that point, the Sharks found themselves teetering between fifth and sixth on the leaderboard. However, the later pairings would eventually fall back towards NSU as the Sharks concluded the afternoon tied for third overall.
  • Anderson’s nine-over par effort jolted the Trojans to No. 1 on the leaderboard at 21-over for the week – two strokes better than Limestone, who posted the low round of the day of (+5) 289.
  • Saint Leo stands tied with NSU at 30-over par, with Barry (+31), Lynn (+32) and Tampa (+34) all lingering around the Top-5 spot that’ll ensure a berth into next week’s National Championship tourney.
  • After Monday’s opening round of (+9) 80, Andersson carried the Sharks on Tuesday, tallying four birdies en route to an even-par effort. Andersson’s round bumped her 28 spots into a share of 27th.
  • Tied atop the leaderboard entering the morning, Hanna Ahlander dipped into a tie for 11th following a second-round 78.
  • A late birdie on No. 17 sent Nicola Fall into the clubhouse with a round of (+3) 74. Now eight-over par for the tournament, Fall is currently tied for 17th.
  • Sofia Garcia Austt also closed the day tied for 17th after shooting one-under par over her final five holes. Garcia Austt owns a 36-hole score of eight-over par.
  • Ellen Ramstedt trimmed five shots off her opening round score, registering a 76 on Tuesday to rise into a tie for 56th.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Tuesday’s round played a shade easier, as the scoring average slid from 76.64 to 76.18.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Limestone’s Ebba Hellman owns the only round under par to this point after firing a (-1) 70 on Tuesday. At two-over par for the tournament, she holds the individual lead by one stroke over Saint Leo’s Francesca Santoni.
  • The Top-5 teams, along with the Top-2 individuals on a non-advancing team, will qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championship on May 10-14 at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.

 
UP NEXT:
Grouped with Anderson (S.C.) and Limestone, the Sharks will tee off in the last wave beginning at 8:55 a.m. on Wednesday. For coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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Ahlander in Three-Way Tie for the Lead at the NCAA South Regional

DAVIE, Fla. – Thanks to a pair of birdies over the final three holes, Nova Southeastern senior Hanna Ahlander climbed back to even-par and into a three-way tie atop the leaderboard following the opening round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Regional on Monday. The Sharks (+16) currently sit tied for fourth as a team, five back of Lynn.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: T4th of 12 Teams
Tournament Leader: Lynn
Location: Grande Oaks Golf Club | Davie, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/5,887
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_WGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • In an up-and-down opening round for the Sharks, head coach Heather Wall‘s team shot a (+16) 300 on its home course Monday. The score matched Tampa for fourth-best among the 12-team field.
  • Lynn made up ground on the back nine before entering the clubhouse at 11-over par, good enough for a one-stroke lead over both Anderson (S.C.) and Saint Leo.
  • Ahlander began the morning with seven straight pars and moved to one-under after a birdie on the Par-5 8th. Three bogeys over the next six holes would slow the Swede’s momentum, yet Ahlander finished strong to grab the 18-hole lead alongside Columbus State’s Victoria Libaak and Saint Leo’s Francesca Santoni.
  • Just two back of the leaders stands NSU’s Sofia Garcia Austt. Garcia Austt posted a round of (+2) 73 to open in a tie for fifth.
  • Nicola Fall wrapped up the afternoon tied for 28th at five-over par, while Ellen Andersson finished at nine-over.
  • Ellen Ramstedt rounded out the lineup with a round one score of (+10) 81.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Birdies proved tough to come by on Monday, as neither team combined for more than 10 in the opening round. NSU recorded a total of seven.
  • Ahlander accounted for three of the Sharks’ seven birdies.
  • Monday’s round one scoring average finished at 76.64.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • The Top-5 teams, along with the Top-2 individuals on a non-advancing team, will qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championship on May 10-14 at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.

 
UP NEXT:
Grouped with Tampa and Limestone, the Sharks will tee off the second round at 8:11 a.m. on Tuesday.  For coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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Sharks Looking Ahead to NCAA Women’s Golf South Regional

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Tournament: 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Regional
Dates: Monday, May 2 – Wednesday, May 4
Location: Grande Oaks Golf Club | Davie, Fla. 
Host: Nova Southeastern
Course Par/Yardage: Par 71 | 5,887 yards 
Format: 54-hole stroke play (18-18-18)
Live Scoring: Golfstat
Social Media: Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf

LINEUP (OPENING ROUND TEE TIMES)
No. 1 – Nicola Fall (9:39 AM, Hole 1)
No. 2 – Ellen Ramstedt (9:28 AM, Hole 1)
No. 3 – Sofia Garcia Austt (9:17 AM, Hole 1)
No. 4 – Ellen Andersson (9:06 AM, Hole 1)
No. 5 – Hanna Ahlander (8:55 AM, Hole 1)

TEE OFF
The No. 4 Nova Southeastern women’s golf team will begin its run at a fifth national title when the 2022 NCAA Division II South Regional begins Monday morning in Davie, Fla.

FORMAT
The 2022 event will once again feature three rounds of stroke play over the course of three days, with the tee times reshuffled according to score following the conclusion of each round. The Top-5 teams in the 12-team field, along with the Top-2 individuals on a non-advancing team, will qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championship on May 10-14 at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.

THE FIELD (GOLFSTAT RANKINGS)
No. 2 Lynn, No. 3 Limestone, No. 4 Nova Southeastern, No. 5 Anderson (S.C.), No. 6 Barry, No. 7 Rollins, No. 10 Lee, No. 15 Tampa, No. 16 Saint Leo, No. 17 Columbus State, No. 44 West Florida, No. 48 UNC Pembroke.

INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
Ainsley Cowart, West Georgia
Madeline Ananthasane, North Georgia
Maeve Cummins, Carson-Newman
Hannah Stephenson, Lander
Hailey McLaughlin, Wingate
Megan Robb, Lenoir-Rhyne

NSU IN THE RANKINGS
Having earned its way into the Top-5 of the Golfstat poll for much of the year, the Sharks enter the regional currently No. 4 in Division II.

Individually, all five players in the NSU lineup currently find themselves among the nation’s Top-50. Hanna Ahlander leads the way at No. 12, followed by Sofia Garcia Austt at No. 27 and Ellen Ramstedt at No. 28. Nicola Fall ranks No. 35, while Ellen Andersson comes in at No. 48.  

LAST TIME OUT
After matching the low-round on the final day, the Sharks earned a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Sunshine State Conference Championship on Apr. 12. NSU concluded the tournament at 50-over par as a team.

The Sharks used an identical lineup at the SSC Championship, with both Hanna Ahlander and Ellen Ramstedt earning a share of 10th on the leaderboard. Nicola Fall tied for 13th, while Sofia Garcia Austt tied for 23rd and Ellen Andersson tied for 26th.

TOURNAMENT HISTORY
The Sharks last claimed the South Region crown back in 2016. Prior to that, the program rattled off three consecutive regional titles from 2009-11, eventually going on to win the National Championship each of those years.

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NSU Duo Named Second Team All-SSC

MELBOURNE, Fla. – For the third time in their respective careers, Nova Southeastern women’s golfers Hanna Ahlander and Sofia Garcia Austt have been recognized as All-Sunshine State Conference performers, as the two were named to the All-SSC Second Team on Wednesday.

Ahlander’s latest second-team honor comes just one year after her initial second-team selection. She was also tabbed SSC Freshman of the Year back in 2019. Garcia Austt collects her second consecutive All-SSC Second Team award to go along with a first-team nod in 2019.

Voting for the All-SSC Women’s Golf Teams was conducted among the conference’s women’s golf coaches.

This season, Ahlander led the Sharks with a team-best scoring average of 74.39 while competing in all 10 tournaments. Among the 10 events, she earned four Top-10 finishes including a pair of runner-up finishes at the World Golf Invitational and the Emerald Coast Classic – the latter landing her SSC Player of the Week honors on Mar. 21. Ahlander has recorded eight rounds of even-par or better, and according to Golfstat, is currently ranked as the No. 14 player in NCAA Division II.   

In the final year of her notable NSU career, Garcia Austt has posted a scoring average of 74.60 across nine tournaments and 25 total rounds. She collected seven Top-20 finishes in the nine tournaments, including a pair of T-8’s at the Jupiter Women’s Invitational and the Rollins Legends Invitational. Meanwhile. Garcia Austt has shot rounds of even-par or better five times, and is currently the No. 28 player in Golfstat’s Division II rankings.

Barry swept all three major individual awards. The Buccaneers’ Alice Gotbring took home the SSC Women’s Golfer of the Year award, while Nina Klug captured SSC Freshman of the Year and Shannon Sykora reeled in SSC Coach of the Year honors.

For a complete list of the 2022 All-SSC Women’s Golf awards, click here.

NSU will tee it up at the NCAA South Regional in Davie, Fla. beginning next Monday, May 2. For coverage, visit NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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Host Sharks Named No. 4 Seed in NCAA Women’s Golf South Regional

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As four-time national champions, the Nova Southeastern women’s golf program will have a crack at a fifth title after being selected as the No. 4 seed in the 2022 NCAA Division II South Regional on Monday.

The Sharks will serve as the hosts of the 54-hole tournament, set to be held at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Fla. from May 2-4.

“We are very blessed to get back into postseason play and are very excited to show off Grande Oaks,” said NSU head coach Heather Wall. “The course is in amazing shape and we are ready to host a fantastic event. It’s going to be an exciting three days. Go Sharks!!!”

In all, a total of 12 teams and six individuals have been selected to participate in the South Regional.

The Top-5 teams, along with the Top-2 individuals on a non-advancing team, will qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championship on May 10-14 at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.

The Sharks are joined by Lynn, Barry, Rollins, Tampa and Saint Leo as the representatives from the Sunshine State Conference to make the field. Barry earned the automatic bid as the champions of the SSC, while Anderson (South Atlantic Conference), Columbus State (Peach Belt Conference), UNC Pembroke (Conference Carolinas) and West Florida (Gulf South Conference) captured the remaining automatic berths for their respective leagues.  

For a complete list of regional qualifiers, click here.
 
To stay up-to-date with NSU throughout the postseason, visit NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Twitter and Instagram at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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NSU Finishes Fourth at SSC Women’s Golf Championship

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Matching the low round of the afternoon with a (+12) 296, the Nova Southeastern women’s golf team earned a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Sunshine State Conference Championship on Tuesday. The Sharks concluded the tournament at 50-over par.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: 4th of 10 Teams
Tournament Champion: Barry
Location: Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club – Prestwick Course | Ormond Beach, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/5,945
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_WGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • NSU, along with Rollins and Lynn, posted the rounds of the day during Tuesday’s final 18 holes. However, neither team could prevent Barry from hoisting the championship trophy, as the Buccaneers held off Rollins by two strokes with a 54-hole total of (+35) 887.
  • Lynn took home third place at 45-over par.
  • Three of NSU’s five players in Hanna Ahlander, Ellen Ramstedt and Ellen Andersson recorded personal low rounds of the tournament on Tuesday.
  • Ahlander tallied 13 pars and sprinkled in birdies on both No. 7 and No. 12 to finish the afternoon with a round of (+1) 72. The one-over par effort moved the Swede into a tie for 10th for the week at 13-over par overall.
  • A birdie on the Par-4 18th put the finishing touches on a final round of (+2) 73 for Ramstedt. Ramstedt matched Ahlander with a tie for 10th on the final leaderboard.
  • Following a final round of (+9) 80, Nicola Fall slid into a tie for 13th at 14-over par for the tournament.
  • Sofia Garcia Austt earned a share of 23rd with a final score of 17-over par, while Andersson climbed into a tie for 26th at 18-over across all three rounds.
  • Andersson had registered consecutive rounds of (+8) 79 prior to Tuesday’s (+2) 73.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Ramstedt finished the tournament with a Par-4 scoring average of 4.11 – tied for second-best in the field.
  • Ahlander led the way with a team-high six birdies throughout the tournament.
  • The tournament scoring average finished at 78.09, including a mark of 78.02 during Tuesday’s final round.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Barry’s Alice Gotbring carded the tournament’s only round in red numbers on Tuesday to capture individual medalist honors. Gotbring fired a (-1) 70 in the final round, finishing at one-over par for the tournament – five strokes better than runner-up Sara Ericsson of Lynn.
  • Ahlander’s Top-10 finish marked the second of her career at the SSC Championship after placing third at the event back in 2019.
  • This year marked the first time the SSC Championship had been held at Plantation Bay.

UP NEXT:
NSU will hope to hear its name called when the NCAA South Regional field is announced in the coming weeks. For postseason news and to stay up-to-date with the Sharks, visit NSUSharks.com or follow the them on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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Sharks Rise to Fifth Following Second Round of SSC Championship

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Following a second-round effort of (+18) 302 Monday, the Nova Southeastern women’s golf team climbed from seventh into fifth on the leaderboard at the Sunshine State Conference Championship. The Sharks are currently 38-over par for the tournament, trailing fourth-place Embry-Riddle by two strokes.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: 5th of 10 Teams
Tournament Leader: Barry
Location: Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club – Prestwick Course | Ormond Beach, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/5,945
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_WGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Now 21-over par for the week, Barry maintained its four-shot lead, although Rollins (+25) now sits in second on the leaderboard after moving all the way up from sixth.
  • Rollins posted the round of the day with a (+6) 290 performance, six shots clear of the next best total on Monday.
  • Lynn held firm in third, now 33-over par.
  • Nicola Fall followed up her opening round of (+1) 72 with a 75 on Monday, yet still remains within striking distance of current leader Alice Gotbring of Barry, who will enter the final round at two-over par for the tournament.
  • Sofia Garcia Austt made a notable move up the leaderboard in round two, ascending 15 spots into a tie for 17th at 10-over par overall. Garcia Austt shed six shots off her opening-round score of 79 with a (+2) 73 on Monday.
  • One-under par for her final six holes of the day sent Ellen Ramstedt into the clubhouse tied for 21st at 11-over par through the first two rounds.
  • Hanna Ahlander has a share of 24th at 12-over par, while Ellen Andersson carded her second 79 in as many days to position herself into a tie for 34th.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Round two played a tad tougher than round one, as Monday’s overall scoring average finished at 78.40.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • This year marks the first time the SSC Championship has been held at Plantation Bay.

UP NEXT:
Paired with Saint Leo, the Sharks will look to make a final-round surge when play tees off Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. For coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.

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Nicola Fall within One of Leaders at SSC Championship

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Senior Nicola Fall fired an opening round of (+1) 72 on Sunday to climb into a tie for third, just one back of the lead at the 2022 Sunshine State Conference Women’s Golf Championship. As a team, Nova Southeastern currently stands in seventh on the leaderboard at 20-over par.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Standing: 7th of 10 Teams
Tournament Leader: Barry
Location: Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club – Prestwick Course | Ormond Beach, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 71/5,945
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_WGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Although seventh following their round one score of (+20) 304, the Sharks remain only two shots out of third place, which currently sits as a three-way tie between Saint Leo, Florida Southern and Lynn.
  • Barry owns the 18-hole lead at nine-over par, four strokes better than Embry-Riddle (+13).
  • After bogeying her very first hole of the day, and making the turn at two-over, Fall climbed back even thanks to back-to-back birdies on No. 10 and 11. A late bogey on No. 16 snapped her streak of nine straight holes without one, yet she finished the afternoon just one behind co-leaders Alice Gotbring (Barry) and Mackenzie Dieter (Embry-Riddle).
  • Hanna Ahlander posted an opening round of (+5) 76 to earn an early share of 17th, while Ellen Ramstedt currently sits one back of Ahlander in a tie for 22nd following a birdie-birdie finish to her round.
  • At eight-over par, Sofia Garcia Austt and Ellen Andersson both wrapped up round one in a tie for 32nd.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • NSU matched the best Par-4 scoring average in round one (4.29).
  • The opening round scoring average finished at 77.86.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • This year marks the first time the SSC Championship has been held at Plantation Bay.

UP NEXT:
Paired with Tampa, the Sharks will tee off round two of the SSC Championship on the back nine at 8:40 a.m. on Monday. For coverage, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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Sharks Wrap Up Regular Season with Eighth-Place Finish

BOCA RATON, Fla. – After completing the second half of round two early in the morning, along with the originally-scheduled final round, the Nova Southeastern women’s golf team concluded play at the Lynn Invitational in eight place on Tuesday. Both Nicola Fall and Ellen Ramstedt finished tied for 12th to lead the Sharks.  

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Tournament Finish: 8th of 13 Teams
Tournament Champion: Dallas Baptist
Location: Boca Woods Country Club | Boca Raton, Fla.
Par/Yardage: 72/6,023
Get Social: Twitter – @NSU_WGolf | Instagram – @NSU_WGolf | Facebook – /NSUSharksGolf

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Sharks finished with four shots of earning a share of fourth place, yet collected eight following a 54-hole total of (+49) 913.
  • The nation’s second-ranked team in Dallas Baptist ran away with the tournament, claiming the title by 28 strokes after firing an overall score of (+12) 876 across the event’s two days.
  • Fall and Ramstedt wrapped up the tournament at nine-over par to tie for 12th.
  • At 12-over, Hanna Ahlander took home a tie for 21st, while freshman Jimena Marques finished tied for 43rd.
  • Rounding out the lineup, Ellen Andersson earned a share of 51st.
  • Haruka Muta tied for 48th while competing this week as an individual.

STATS OF THE DAY:

  • Ramstedt’s Par-3 scoring average of 2.92 ranked tied for third in the field this week.
  • Muta led the Sharks with seven combined birdies throughout the tournament.
  • The field’s final-round scoring average of 79.36 was nearly two strokes higher than either of the first two rounds.

BEYOND THE SCORECARD:

  • Dallas Baptist’s Julia Garcia (+1) edged Seminole State’s Grace Aromando by one shot to earn individual medalist honors.

UP NEXT:
NSU will tee off the opening round of the Sunshine State Conference Championship in Ormond Beach, Fla. this Sunday at 8 a.m. For coverage of the action, visit the schedule page on NSUSharks.com or follow the Sharks on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WGolf.
 

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