Terriers tie for second at French Broad Invitational
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 03/26/2019
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Wofford's Grace Massengill
Courtesy: Wofford Athletics

ARDEN, N.C. - The Wofford women's golf team tied for second place in the French Broad Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. Individually, Becca Earl continued her strong play, finishing fifth in a field of 61 golfers.

The event was won by Appalachian State, which totaled 611 (+43) in the two rounds. The Terriers, which shot a first-round 302 and a second-round 311, tied with Gardner-Webb for second place (613, +45).

"Although we came up two strokes short of the win, we had impressive top ten finishes from freshmen Becca Earl and  Kristine Torralba, " said Wofford head coach Angie Ridgeway. 

Earl, who tied for second at the Battle of Boulder Creek (March 5) and 12th at the Low Country Intercollegiate (March 17), parred 12 holes on Tuesday, birdieing No. 17 to finish the back nine even par and +6 overall for the tournament. 

Fellow freshman Kristine Torralba opened up with a round-one 76, finishing Tuesday's round with a plus-four 75 on the par 71 Cliffs at Walnut Cove Golf Course.

Lina Settelmayer and Speedy Kent mirrored each other for the whole tournament, each firing a first-round 77 and posting scores of 80 in the second round, while Grace Massengill rounded out the scoring for the Terriers. 

Emma King who competed as an individual, finished tied for 16th place overall, posting scores of 77 and 78, respectively. 

"This team is just scratching the surface of what it is capable of doing, Ridgeway said. "We're already looking forward to the next opportunity."

Wofford has some down time before returning to the course on April 7, competing at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate hosted by Appalachian State.

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