Coastal's Liggin, Freeman top fields

From the The Brunswick News

Christian Liggin won her tournament outright, Dylan Freeman also finished first in his, and both players led their respective College of Coastal Georgia golf teams to second-place overall finishes Tuesday in twin Coastal Georgia Invitationals on St. Simons Island.

Playing King & Prince Golf Course, Home of the Hampton Club, Liggin, a junior from Smithville, shot 3-over 147 in her 36-hole event against players from eight college teams and won by four shots over Northwood University's Tarah Winfield.

The Coastal Georgia women took second place overall in the inaugural fall Invitational after shooting a combined 652 (323-329). Northwood, located in West Palm Beach, Fla., was first with a two-day 632.

At Sea Island Golf Club's Retreat Course, Freeman matched Liggin's low medalist honors with a 2-under 214 in the men's 54-hole event.

Freeman, a junior from Athens, shot rounds of 72 and 69 on Monday as men from 16 teams played 36 holes to open the tournament. He followed that up Tuesday with a final-round 73 to win the individual event and lead the CCGA men to a three-round total of 887 and a runner-up finish -- three shots back of Lee University, a Cleveland, Tenn., school, which, like Coastal, competes in the Southern States Athletic Conference.

The Coastal Georgia men's "B" team also took part and placed fifth out of 16 teams with a 54-hole 909.

Liggin shot 75 on Monday and closed with a final-round 72.

Waycross junior Colbi Tyre (79-83-162), Alma freshman Sarah Gilliard (78-90-168) and Tifton junior Jaclyn Harten (92-84-176) rounded out the CCGA women's scoring.

Jessica Whittaker (91-95-186), a freshman from Canada, also played for Nicole Wildes' Mariners.

For Mike Cook's CCGA men, Elberton sophomore Allen Bradford -- playing with Coastal's B team -- finished fourth overall after carding a 218.

Dalton junior Chase Miller and Jesup junior Hunter Stuckey shot 224, and Newnan freshman Trevor Smith shot 229 to round out the best four for the A team, and Ringgold sophomore Hunter Cornelius shot 232 for Coastal A.

For the Mariners' fifth-place B team, Blackshear senior Shiloh Snow followed Bradford's lead and shot 224, North Carolina sophomore Alan Barnhardt shot 227, and Wisconsin sophomore John Weyenberg shot 240.

Miller, Stuckey and Snow all tied for 12th in the men's individual competition.

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Release Date: 9/20/2012
Source: The Brunswick News

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