Chan ties for medalist honors



February 18, 2014 – Amelia Island, FL:

The Daytona State College Women's Golf Team are off to a great start this spring as the team finished 3rd in the 14-team field JU/Amelia Island Invitational at Amelia Island, FL.

With a team score of 890 (295-294-301), the Lady Falcons finished 3rd, behind tournament winner FIU (859) and 2nd place Kennesaw State (871). Rounding out the top five was tournament host Jacksonville University in 4th place (894) and Winthrop in 5th place (895).

The Falcons were led by freshman Tiffany Chan who finished tied for medalist honors after the 54-hole competition with scores of 71-66-71 for an impressive 8-under 208. Chan tied with Camilla Serrano from FIU. Chan and Serrano went into a sudden death playoff where Serrano ended up winning on the 4th hole.

Other finishers for Daytona State include sophomore So Young Hwang who tied for 11th (73-72-75), freshman Whitney Stevenson who tied for 41st (75-74-83), sophomore Jessica Madsen who tied for 48th (76-82-78), sophomore Mary Dawson who tied for 50th (78-82-77) and freshman Courtney Cobb who finished tied for 73rd (84-85-80).

"I was very pleased with how my players performed in our first event of the spring. The past two weeks have been very challenging with the weather and my players haven't had much range time due to all the rain", Coach Laura Brown said. "They played very solid overall especially considering this was their first competition since early November. I am very proud of the way they finished and they should feel good getting off to a solid start and I anticipate this will help with their confidence heading into our upcoming events."

The Lady Falcons return to competition March 3rd – 5th at the Miami Hurricane Invitational in Miami, FL.