JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – Freshman Danielle Cook turned in a 12-over, 84, on the final day of competition to match the best round of her career and propel the Bridgewater Eagles women's golf team to an 18th place finish at the 2014 Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate Invitational.
Bridgewater showed another four-stroke improvement on the final day of competition to post a team total of +66, 354, to finish up a windy and overcast final round of play at the Indian Mound Golf Course on Georgia's Jekyll Island.
"We knew starting today that there wasn't much of a chance of changing our position in the team standings, but we wanted to continue to improve and I challenged the ladies to learn something from the round. We improved our team score every day, had a couple of career rounds, and stood up to some of the best players in the country. I think it has been a very successful trip, and the ladies have a lot to be proud of," said head coach John Rogers.
Cook led the way for the Eagles with a 12-over round which matched the best round of her young career. The final round for the freshman was highlighted by knocking in a birdie from 110 yards out on the par-4, 13th hole. Cook finished the weekend in a tie for 80th place overall at +46, 262.
Sophomore Marin Warring turned in Bridgewater's number two score of the day with a 13-over, 85. Warring turned in seven par holes on the day, but was plagued by a pair of double bogeys on the final round of competition to settle for a 13-over effort. The sophomore led the way for the Eagles at the tournament with a +32, 248, which was good enough to finish in a tie for 37th place on the individual leaderboard.
"Marin's been sick this winter and has had very little preparation for the season. Her stamina really suffered, which makes it an even better showing for her," commented Rogers.
Fellow sophomore Andrea Walker overcame some short-game struggles on the final day, including a triple-bogey on the second hole, to improve by two strokes to a 15-over, 87. Walker turned in a par score on seven holes on the day to finish up the weekend at +44, 260, which was good enough to place her in a tie for 74th overall.
Junior Abby Daniels carded the best single-round of her career with a 26-over, 98. Daniels overcame a pair of triple bogeys and turned in a pair of par holes for the best performance of her young career. The junior finished the weekend at +94, 310, to reside in a tie for 112th place.
"We improved by four shots again today, largely due to a career-best round of 98 by Abby," said Rogers. "We've been looking forward to an under-100 score from Abby. She rolled the ball great the final two rounds and you could see her confidence growing."
Freshman Kamilla Voznuk also competed for the Eagles and finished at +41, 113. Voznuk finished the weekend in a 116th place.
Claremont Mudd Scripps overcame a 12-stroke deficit on the final day to take home the team title. Texas-Tyler's Laura Lindsey claimed individual medalist honors with a seven-over, 223.
Bridgewater returns to the course on March 24 for the Yellow Jacket Invitational at Hunting Hawk Golf Course in Glen Allen, Va.