Lady Eagles finish sixth at 2012 Newberry Invitational

Lady Eagles finish sixth at 2012 Newberry Invitational

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The No. 13 Carson-Newman Lady Eagles fell to a sixth place finish at the Newberry College Invitational, completed Monday at the at the played at par-74 Moss Creek Golf Club.

C-N carded a 347 in the final round to finish the tournament sixth in the 10-team field. The Lady Eagles finished at 687 (+95) in the wet, windy, and cold event.

Senior Erica Ray was Carson-Newman's top finisher. She tied for 21st after an 85 in the final round.

Junior Melanie Manis tied for 23rd after an 88 in the final round, while senior Jennifer Oliver was 27th. Oliver closed the tournament with an 89.

Sophomore Lauren Hodge shot an 85 in the final round to match Ray for team-low honors on Monday.

Sophomore Louise McGillvray tied for 29th, but struggled on Monday with a 92.

Armstrong Atlantic State University won the event at +36, beating out Newberry by 22 strokes.

C-N played the event without sophomore Mary Tunnell, a 2012 NCAA Finalist, who sat out while recovering from an injury.

The Lady Eagles return to action on March 5-6 at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational. The two-day event is at Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs, Fla. The practice round is March 4.