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Tars Sixth at Own PKB Memorial Invite

Rollins women's golf seniors Madison Lellyo and Lexie Toth
Rollins women's golf seniors Madison Lellyo and Lexie Toth

WINDERMERE, Fla. (March 6, 2018) – Rollins put a cap on the 2018 Peggy Kirk Bell Memorial Invitational Tuesday, finishing sixth at their own home event.


The annual spring classic was hosted at The Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe for the first time in its 42-year history and saw the scoring record beat by each of the top-four finishers in the field.

Nova Southeastern shot a record, one-over 865 (290-288-287) and edged Dallas Baptist by just one stroke who turned in a two-over 866 (290-288-288). Lynn set the tournament's single round best score of 283 on Tuesday and finished third with a 10-over 874 (301-290-283). Saint Leo (881, +17) was fourth and Florida Southern (884, +20) fifth. Each of those scores were better than the tournament record of 885 set by Rollins in 2015.

Rollins turned in rounds of 302-289-305 to finish with a 32-over score of 896.

Lexie Toth led the way for the Tars, finishing in 10th place. The senior posted matching rounds of 71 on Monday and closed the event with a five-over 77 to finish three over (219) for the event.

Seher Atwal tied for 14th with a five-over 221. She turned in rounds of 76-70-75 over the event. Senior Madison Lellyo was a picture of consistency, shooting 75 each of the tournament three rounds and finishing 31st with a nine-over score of 225.

Selin Timur tied for 19th with scores of 82-73-80 (235, +19) and Lara van Staden shot 80-80-78 to tie for 63rd with a 22-over 238.

The Tars also had a pair playing as individuals. Julia Malone tied for 79th with a 27-over 243 (88-79-76) and Shyanne Lovan finished 85th with rounds of 86-83-79 (248, +32).

Evelyn Argulles of Dallas Baptist earned medalist honors, posting a six-under score of 210 (72-68-70). Jenny Ayala of Lynn and Jamie Freedman of Nova Southeastern tied for second with four-under scores of 212.

Rollins will be back in action on March 12-13 at the Christian Brothers Buccaneer Spring Classic in Germantown, Tennessee.