|Caitlin - 4th lady from left|
DevonGolf's Caitlin Evans-Brand continues to shine in her first year at the Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, playing golf for The Wildcats university team.
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Bethune-Cookman's narrow second round lead faded as Barry used a final round team score of 283 to edge past the hosts and win the LadyCat Invitational, on the LPGA International “Jones” course and measuring some 6240 yards long.
Getting a 68 from Noemie Pare and a 69 from Josefina Foa Torres, Barry narrowly defeated host BCU, 856-859, with Stetson following in third at 863. Pare and Torres tied for medalist honors with 54 hole totals of 210.
BCU's Caitlin Evans-Brand, who led after the first round with a four under par 68, finished tied for third along with Stetson's Sarah May at 211, and 5 under par one shot behind the winners. The freshman, who posted her lowest tournament score of the season, played bogey-free in her final round of two under par 70, registering two birdies. A potential birdie that would have tied her with the leaders lipped out on 18.
Evans-Brand's efforts along with a BCU team challenging a Barry team that's ranked fourth in the nation in Division II and should contend for the national championship left Head Coach Danny Forshey pleased.
"We were phenomenal," Forshey said. "We're fighting with one of the best programs in the nation playing some amazing golf. I can't help but to be pleased."
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida. –Bethune-Cookman women's golf won both days of the Lonnie Barton Invitational on the LPGA International Jones Course with a collective 296 and Yudika Rodriguez took home top individual honors by carding a 140 (-4) overall. Each day she finished with a 70 (-2) in the event hosted by LIU Brooklyn.
The Wildcats shot a 296 (+8) on the final day, 13 strokes better than second-place Farleigh Dickinson (309). The final results saw BCU finished 25 strokes better than FDU (615, +39).
The victory marked the second first place finish of the season for women's golf after taking the Tiger Fall Inviational.
Rodriguez finished three strokes better than Farleigh Dickinson's Nicola Smith, who shot a 72 today to card at 143.
Caitlin Evans-Brand finished Monday with a 75 (+3),. Today, she shot a 73 to land a third place finish and conclude with a 148 (+4).