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Record Setting Day

Record Setting Day

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Buoyed by record scoring, the Belmont women's golf team finished in fourth place at the OVC Championship held this week at the Schoolmaster Course at the RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

In Wednesday's final round, the Bruins continued their week of low scores by posting a mark of 293 to finish the championship in fourth place at 895.  Their finish tied for the program's best showing at an OVC Championship, joining the 2017 team which also placed fourth. 

Murray State won the team championship at 864, with Eastern Kentucky in second at 884 and Jacksonville State in third at 887. 

Their three round score of 895 was the lowest 54-hole score shot in program history, breaking the old mark of 911 set at the Draper Valley Invitational during the 2006-07 season.  It was also the lowest 54-hole mark at a conference championship.

In addition, their score of 293 on Wednesday was the second lowest in team history, missing the record of 292 set at the Drake Creek Invitational in 2012-13. 

Three Bruins finished among the top-20, marking just the third time in program history that three Bruins have finished in the top-20 at a conference championship (2008 and 2015).

Freshman Cameron Fish carded a final round 75 to finish in a tie for ninth place at 224.  It was her first top-10 of the season and second top-20 finish.  She is the fourth Bruin to earn a top-10 showing at an OVC Championship.

Sophomore Maribeth Peevy and junior Julia Nittoli tied for 14th place at 225.  Each shot a one-over par 73 in the final round on Tuesday.  It was the second top-20 finish for each player this season. 

Freshman Katelyn Dunstan posted an even par 72 to finish in a tie for 21st place at 229, while senior Emma Kate Liu wrapped up her collegiate career with a tie for 23rd place and a score of 232. 

Anna Moore of Murray State was the individual medalist at 211.

This tournament wraps up the 2018-19 season for the women's golf team.  They had four top-five finishes this season, including season-best third place finishes at the Greenbrier and Town & Country Invitationals.