Pinewood Prep Alum Katelyn Dambaugh Earns Third-Place Finish at ANNIKA Intercollegiate

PHOTOS BY (c) ALLEN SHARPE and JENNY DILWORTH 2015

REUNION, FL – South Carolina women’s golfer Katelyn Dambaugh took home third place at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in Reunion, Fla., after firing a 71 (-1) on the final day of the event for a three-day score of 65-71-71=207 (-9). As a team, the Gamecocks finished 8-over at the tournament, taking home ninth-place in an elite field that contained the top 11 teams from Golfweek’s 2014-15 final rankings.

The Pinewood Prep alumnus and Goose Creek native was near the top of the leaderboard for the entire tournament.

Senior Sarah Schmelzel (T7) joined Dambaugh in the top 10 as she recorded a three-day score of 70-69-71=210 (-6). Schmelzel and Dambaugh were under-par on all three days of the event. South Carolina was one of only three teams with two or more golfers finishing in the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Sophomore Ainhoa Olarra finished strong, posting a 1-over 73 on Tuesday, her best round of the event. She turned in a three-day total of 74-77-73=224 (+8) to finish in the top 50. Freshman Isi Nilsson finished the tournament at +18 while junior Jia Xin Yang was +20.

Southern California claimed the team title. It held a 17-stroke lead entering the final day and shot a 281 (-7) in its final round to finish 23 strokes ahead of second-place Arizona (-13). Arkansas (-10) settled for third.

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