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Atwal Wins World Golf Invitational; Tars Finish Second

Atwal Wins World Golf Invitational; Tars Finish Second

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (February 11, 2020) – Seher Atwal started the spring season off with her first medalist of the season and led Rollins to a second place finish at the World Golf Invitational.

Flagler hosted the event at Slammer and Squire, part of the World Golf Village in St. Augustine.

Rollins moved up to No. 3 in the GolfStat national rankings after the result. The Tars came into the final round with a one-shot lead over Nova Southeastern after shooting a 300 on Monday. Tuesday proved to be the NSU's day as the top-ranked Sharks posted a 290 while Rollins shot 302.

NSU's score of 15-over was 11 clear of the runner-up Tars. Florida Southern was third at 27-over while Tampa (+37) and SCAD-Savannah (+38) rounded out the top-five.

Atwal picked up the fourth win of her banner career as the only player par or better in both rounds. The senior posted a 68 Monday and came back with a 72 Tuesday to finish at four-under, beating NSU's Valentina Albertazzi by a stroke. 

"It was a very positive start to the spring season for us," said Rollins Director of Golf and Head Coach Julie Garner. "We are thrilled for Seher and her fourth college tournament win against a very solid field. Her putting was fantastic this week which helped lead her to the medalist honors." 

Selin Timur moved up 17 spots on the leaderboard on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 17th. She posted rounds of 80-74 to finish 10-over. Liza Eubanks was a shot back in a tie for 22nd with scores of 77-78.

Katharina Hesse tied for 25th at 12-over, shooting 76-80 and Jennifer Jung posted a T30th finish, shooting 79-78 (+13).

Lara van Staden played as an individual and finished tied for 47th at 17-over (81-80).

"It's a tad disappointing not to come away with the team win but Nova showed why they are the top ranked team in the South Region," added Garner. "We have some work to do but lots of bright spots to build on. A day or so of rest then we will get back to work for the next event at Florida Southern!"

Rollins is right back at it February 17-18 at the Lady Moc Classic in Lakeland.

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