Harford Leads Paladins To Sixth-Place Finish At Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Haylee Harford
Haylee Harford

HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Sophomore Haylee Harford (+8) fired a final-round 71 Sunday to lead the sixth-ranked Furman women's golf team to a sixth-place finish at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the par 71, 6,160 yard Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C. 

Harford, who hails from Leavittsburg, Ohio, birdied No. 3 and No. 13 on Sunday, posting an even par round to tie for 21st.  Junior Alice Chen (+9) and freshman Natalie Srinivasan (+9) tied for 27th.  Chen carded a 73 with birdies on No. 8 and No. 10 on Sunday, while Srinivasan added a final-round 74.

Junior Reona Hirai (+10) paced the Paladins with four birdies on Sunday to finish 37th after carding a 73 in the final round, and senior Taylor Totland (+13) tied for 47th after posting a 78 in the final round.  

Ninth-ranked Cheyenne Knight (-8) of Alabama shocked the field with a six-under on Sunday to win individual medalist honors by seven strokes.

Fifth-ranked Alabama (+5) won the team title by two strokes over 18th-ranked Duke (+9), and No. 10 Arizona State (+13) finished third.  No. 14 South Carolina (+24) placed fourth, followed by eighth-ranked Georgia (+28) in fifth place.  Furman (+31) posted a sixth-place finish.

The Paladins will compete at the Clemson Invitational on Lake Keowee, March 31-April 2.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

6 Furman 297 295 291 883 +31

T21 Haylee Harford 74 76 71 221 +8

T27 Alice Chen 75 74 73 222 +9

T27 Natalie Srinivasan 74 74 74 222 +9

37 Reona Hirai 77 73 73 223 +10

T47 Taylor Totland 74 74 78 226 +13