DeLand, Fla. – Spartanburg native Brittany Lowe closed out the fall portion of the USC Upstate women's golf schedule with her best effort of the season, firing a final round 78 and finishing tied for 10th to lead the Spartan cause at the Hatter Classic Tuesday afternoon.
Lowe was simply solid throughout the tournament, carding rounds of 77, 79 and 78 to finish tied for 10th with a 234 total. It marked the first time this season she has shot all rounds of a tournament in the 70s, closing out the fall season in grand fashion.
"Brittany played every shot one at a time, never getting ahead of herself and never looking back," said Upstate assistant coach Audrey Church. "She made many pars over the last couple of days because of her solid short game and constant positive attitude. If she made a bogey, it didn't shake her. She was simply steady and consistent."
Upstate shot a 326 Tuesday and finished fifth with a 971 total. The Stetson "Green" squad claimed the team championship by closing with a 305 Tuesday and winning with a 54-hole total of 909. Daytona State, the overnight leader, finished second at 913 and was followed by Bethune-Cookman (951), Florida Atlantic (959), Upstate (971) and Stetson (1022). The tournament was hosted by Stetson at Victoria Hills Golf Club.
Rachel Reiling posted a 79 in the final round to give Upstate two scores in the 70's. She finished tied for 18th with a 245 total. Amanda Hall and Malika Allie each finished tied for 20th with 247 totals. Hall shot an 85 Tuesday, while Allie carded an 84. Allea Hawkins finished with an 87 in the final round and a 255 total for the tournament.
Daytona State's Tiffany Chan shot a 76 in the final round and won the individual title with a 215 total.