HARTSVILLE, SC – Pfeiffer University swept the men’s and women’s CVAC Golf Championships at the Hartsville Country Club on Tuesday. The men fought their way from seven strokes behind on the final day and won in a playoff over Coker College. The Falcon women steadily built their lead over the three-day tournament and defeated Limestone and Anderson by 28 strokes.
In the men’s tournament, Pfeiffer entered the day tied with Queens in second place and seven shots behind the Cobras. All five Falcon players competed well today and their consistency helped them reign in Coker.
At the end of 18 holes the two teams were tied at 895 and went to a playoff. Both teams finished the 10th hole at one under par and both finished the par three 11th at one over par. On the decisive par five 12th hole, the Falcons hit it straighter and won broke the tie with strong putting. Stephen Clark hit clutch putts on the second and third playoff holes which helped seal the win.
The Pfeiffer women also showed consistency over three days and built their lead from four strokes to 12 on the second day and then 28 on the third. Anderson rebounded from a rough first day to come back and tie the Saints for second overall.
Ian Kenwright of Pfeiffer didn’t break par all tournament but very rarely made a mistake to claim the individual title with a three-day total of 317. Teammate Jordan Stelmach recovered from a first-day 76 score to claim second place with a score of 220.
Lees-McRae’s Dion Sirrianni took third with a 221 and there was a four-way tie for fourth with a score of 222. Louis-Pierre Godin of Coker had a difficult day and dropped into the tie with teammate Vincent Dumouchel, Chris White of Queens, and Jon Wetton of Barton.
Fiona Hindshaw of Pfeiffer didn’t have a great third day but her tournament-low round of 74 in the second round secured the individual championship for her. Limestone’s Holly Tompkins finished two shots back in second and Heather Pothier of St. Andrews took third with a score of 239. Teammate Andrea Johnston shot a 240 for fourth place and Brandi Jackson of Anderson claimed fifth with a 242 score.