A strong second day propelled the Brenau golf team to the overall team championship at the Phoenix Invitational, hosted by Cumberland University at Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee on Tuesday.
Brenau shot a two-day total of312-298-610 to breeze past host #22 Cumberland University by eight strokes to claim the team championship. The victory was the team's second straight team championship after winning the Golden Tigers Invitational in March.
Individually, the Golden Tigers placed four players in the top-10 and all five in the top-20 as Morgan Wood (75-69-144) led the squad with an overall second place finish. The senior shot even par for the tournament and finished only two strokes behind individual champion Alexa Rippy from Trevecca Nazarene.
Teammate Megan Reddick placed sixth overall with a 79-74-153, while Ashley Omidi (77-77-154) finished close behind in seventh place. Junior Sara Jane Bowers notched an 81-78-159 to place in a tie for eighth, while Amber Clayton rallied on day two to shoot 92-79-171 to tie for 19th place.
revecca Nazarene (TN) (622), Union (TN) University (671) and Maryville (TN) College (713) rounded out the field.
Brenau hopes to use the momentum of their strong spring season at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championships at Arrowhead Country Club in Montgomery, Alabama on April 24-26th.