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Women's Golf Finishes in a Tie for Fourth at Briar's Creek Invitational

March 19, 2019
By ODU Athletics

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. - The Old Dominion women's golf team finished in a tie for fourth at the Briar's Creek Invitational hosted by College of Charleston. Freshman Leah Onosato collected her first top-10 finish. 

"We are really please to beat some of the best teams in the country on a championship golf course," said head coach Mallory Hetzel. "Briar's Creek is a test in perfect weather but the wind made it even tougher. We handled the conditions well and battled to the end. We are excited to have a week of practice before we leave for LSU."

The Monarchs finished ahead of No. 20 Furman, No. 22 Clemson, No. 45 ECU, No. 27 Illinois and No. 50 Penn State. ODU posted a final round 297 on Tuesday. 

Onosato was -2 in all par 3's during the tournament. This is her third-straight tournament shooting a 215. Senior Sana Tufail also picked up a top-20 finish for ODU. Tufail finished one-over after her final round 76. Abigail Portyrata and Jana Melichova both posted a 75 in the closing round at Briar's Creek. Senior Charlotte De Corte put up a 78 on Tuesday afternoon. 

ODU Team Score
T8 Leah Onosato - 71 - 73 - 71 = 215 (-1)
T14 Sana Tufail - 71 - 70 - 76 = 217 (+1)
T36 Charlotte De Corte - 73 - 73 - 78 = 224 (+8)
T47 Abigail Portyrata - 73 - 77 - 75 = 225 (+9)
T52 Jana Melichova -  75 - 76 - 75 = 226 (+10)

Team Leaderboard
1. #23 Michigan State (856)
2. Indiana (864)
3. #25 Campbell (873)
T4. College of Charleston (877)
T4. #39 Old Dominion (877)
6. Long Beach State (879)
7. #20 Furman (881)
T8. Kansas (884)
T8. #22 Clemson (884)
10. #45 ECU (886)
11. #27 Illinois (887)
12. #50 Penn State (888)
13. Middle Tennessee (900)
14. Georgetown (923)
15. Boston College (924)
16. Charleston Southern (933)
17. UNC Asheville (960)

Up Next
ODU will travel to Baton Rouge to compete in the LSU Tiger Classic on March 29-31. 

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