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Furman's Srinivasan named to Annika Award watch list
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 10/17/2019
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Furman's Natalie Srinivasan
Courtesy: Furman Athletics

GREENVILLE, S.C.  Furman senior Natalie Srinivasan has been named to the Golfweek ANNIKA Award fall watch list, as announced by the publication today.

A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Srinivasan won two tournaments, the Glass City Invitational and the Lady Paladin Invitational, and paced the Paladins with a 70.67 stroke average over nine rounds in September.  

Srinivasan, a Golfweek Preseason All-American, shot a 5-under 211 to claim individual medalist honors at the inaugural Glass City Invitational in Toledo, Ohio.  She opened the tournament with a 2-under 70 in each of the first two rounds and closed with a 1-under 71 for a four-stroke victory.  Later in September at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina, Srinivasan also tallied a 5-under 211 for a two-stroke victory.  She carded a 1-over 73 and a 2-under 70 in the opening rounds before finishing strong with a 4-under 68 in the final round.  

“Natalie has positioned herself as one of the top players in the country and being added to the Annika Award watch list proves it,” said Furman head coach Jeff Hull.  “She has had an excellent start to her senior season, and I look forward to more of her great play.”

A three-time All-SoCon selection, Srinivasan earned a Golfweek All-American honorable mention citation during the 2018-19 season.  She finished in a tie for 17th at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and concluded her junior campaign ranked 42nd nationally.  She led the league and the Paladin team with a 72.7 stroke average over 29 rounds.  

Srinivasan, who competed in the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open, earned a WGCA All-America honorable mention citation and claimed Golfweek third team All-America honors during her sophomore campaign in 2017-18.  She tied the Furman low-round record at the time with a 65 in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional, where she went on to finish third.  The 2018 Southern Conference Player of the Year, Srinivasan concluded the season ranked 26th nationally after leading Furman with a 72.36 stroke average over 36 rounds last year, the second-best single season stroke average ever for a Paladin women’s golfer.

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