Wednesday, 10 October 2018 08:25

L-R Women's Golf Finish Second as Hartsell Wins Medalist Honors

Abbey Hartsell, an Alexander Central grad, won the Patsy Rendleman Invitational Abbey Hartsell, an Alexander Central grad, won the Patsy Rendleman Invitational Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Twitter Feed

It came down to the final hole for senior Abbey Hartsell, and the Alexander Central grad knocked in a birdie on hole 18 to claim the individual tournament title, pushing the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Team to a second-place finish at the Patsy Rendleman Invitational on Tuesday. The Bears scored 292-293-585 as a team for the two-day event.

Hartsell was crowned individual champion, scoring 69-71-140 for the tournament and was followed closely behind by sophomore Megan Robb, who finished T-6th with a score of 70-74-144 on the scorecard. Junior Ainee O’Connor kept pace from Monday, finishing with her third consecutive top-20 performance, finishing T-17th with a consistent 75-75-150 for the tournament. Senior Chelsea Mansel improved seven strokes on the second day, finishing 80-73-153. Completing Lenoir-Rhyne’s top-five, freshman Patricia Asensio recorded her two-day stint with a 78-86-164 score.

Following up on the hole-breakdown from yesterday’s action, Robb continued her elite play on par-3 holes going 2-under on the day in that category, which is second overall in the field. Hartsell found herself in elite company when looking at the holes in the par-4 categories. She managed to be second in the field with a 2-under mark for the tournament. Finally, when looking at the par-5 category, Robb was tied for second, 5-under in the most challenging holes on the golf course.

A couple streaks are in play for the Bears after today. First, Hartsell and Robb both finished in the top-10 and O’Connor in the top-20 for the second-straight tournament apprearance. This was Hartsell’s third overall tournament victory in her last two seasons and Robb finished T-6th for the second-straight tournament.

Limestone College won the tournament overall by four strokes, 285-295-581.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Five:
1. Abbey Hartsell – 69-71-140 (1st)
2. Megan Robb – 70-74-144 (T-6th)
3. Ainee O’Connor – 75-75-150 (T-16th)
4. Chelsea Mansell – 80-73-153 (T-26th)
5. Patricia Asensio – 78-86-164 (T-69th)

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