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Simmermacher, ODU Notch Top-Five Finishes at Palmetto

October 24, 2017
By ODU Athletics

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Maggie Simmermacher placed third overall and the Old Dominion women's golf team finished fourth at the Palmetto Intercollegiate this week at Turtle Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

"We played a lot better than our score and finish would indicate," said head coach Mallory Hetzel. "The big numbers hurt us and if we could have those holes back, I have no doubt we would have won the tournament. It's something we will learn from."

The fourth-place finish for Old Dominion marks the second consecutive top-four finish for ODU, as the team placed third at the Pinehurst Challenge two weeks ago.

Old Dominion (+31) had its best performances in the first and third rounds at Palmetto, when the team shot a seven-over 295 as a team.

Individually, Simmermacher (+1) finished just four strokes off the lead. Diane Lim (-3) of Ole Miss, who also won the team title, took home individual medalist honors.

Charlotte De Corte and Katerina Vlasinova also notched top-25 finishes, as De Corte (+8) tied for 14th and Vlasinova (+10) tied for 25th.

Rounding out the ODU lineup were Sana Tufail (+12), who tied for 35th, and Noemie Sudron (+26), who finished in a tie for 75th.

"We played a lot of really good golf this fall," said Hetzel. "I'm confident our best is yet to come."

The tournament rounds out the fall slate for the Monarchs. ODU opens its spring at the UCF Challenge Feb. 4-6.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Ole Miss (+19)
2. Kennesaw State (+27)
3. Campbell (+29)
4. Old Dominion (+31)
5. Marshall (+34)
6. Xavier (+35)
7. Chattanooga (+37)
8. Mercer (+42)
9. Kansas (+44)
10t. Charleston (+45)
10t. Daytona State (+45)
12. UNC Greensboro (+51)
13. East Tennessee State (+54)
14. Charleston Southern (+58)
15. North Florida (+68)
16t. Troy (+72)
16t. Tulsa (+72)

ODU PLAYER LEADBOARD
3. Maggie Simmermacher (+1)
14t. Charlotte De Corte (+8)
25t. Katerina Vlasinova (+10)
35t. Sana Tufail (+12)
75t. Noemie Sudron (+26)

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