October 8, 2013

Lowe Leads Spartans in Final Round of CSU Wendy's Invitational

Charleston, S.C. – Brittany Lowe shot a 78 to lead the USC Upstate women's golf team in the final round of the CSU Wendy's Invitational Tuesday afternoon at a windy Rivertowne Country Club. The Spartans finished 10th in the tournament after shooting a 328 Tuesday.

Playing in windy, rainy conditions in the first round Monday, the weather cleared out for the second round Monday afternoon. The weather returned to be a factor on Tuesday as 10 of the 13 teams shot higher rounds than in Monday's second round.

Upstate finished the tournament with a 328 in the final round. The Spartans turned in a tournament total of 961 to finish two shots ahead of Towson. College of Charleston won the tournament after leading wire-to-wire with an 877 total. Coastal Carolina was second at 890 and was followed by Wofford (920), Charleston Southern (920), Tennessee Tech (926), Richmond (929), Radford (933), Presbyterian (947), College of Charleston "B" (950), Upstate (961), Towson (963), The Citadel (1002) and USC Beaufort (1003).

Lowe was solid battling the winds all day. She tossed in a 78 as the top Spartan on the day and vaulted to finish the tournament as the Spartans' best finisher. She claimed a tie for 37th with a 238 total, firing her second consecutive 78 in the tournament.

"Brittany played well today in very tough conditions," said Upstate head coach Todd Lawton. "Our team total wasn't what we liked, but it was good to play in very heavy winds to see what we need to improve upon."

Allea Hawkins carded her second straight 81 and finished tied for 41st as the second best Spartan in the tournament with a 240 total, two back of Lowe. Rachel Reiling was 51st with a 243 total after shooting 84 on Tuesday, while Amanda Hall finished in a tie for 52nd with a 244 total after an 88 in the final round. Malika Allie carded an 85 as the fourth countable score on Tuesday and finished with a 251 total in 62nd place.

College of Charleston's Laura Fuenfstueck won the individual championship with a 215 total, finishing 1-under-par for the tournament.

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