Dermody Records Top Finish for USC Upstate at Amelia Island Collegiate

Dermody Records Top Finish for USC Upstate at Amelia Island Collegiate

Fernandina Beach, Fla. – The USC Upstate women's golf team wrapped up play at the Amelia Island Collegiate on Tuesday afternoon by shooting a final round 316 at the par 72, 6029-yard Amelia National Golf Club.

The third round 316 carded by USC Upstate led to a 13th place finish with a team score of 937 (312-309-316).

Campbell and Daytona State both finished tied for first in the team standings but Campbell won the Amelia Island Collegiate in a tiebreaker based off of the lowest individual score from round three. There was also a three-way tie on the individual leaderboard between Sydney Shrader of North Florida, Isabell Ekstrom of Campbell and Jiwon Jeon of Daytona State. Shrader won individual medalist honors in a five-hole playoff.


  • The Spartans finished the tournament with a 3.43 stroke average in par 3 scoring, 4.39 stroke average in par 4 scoring and 5.33 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
  • USC Upstate also compiled 147 pars and 24 birdies over three rounds.
  • Sidney Dermody was the top individual performer for the Spartans tying for 29th place after shooting a 79 on Tuesday to finish at 230 (76-75-79) overall.
  • Pan Paksanont turned in the lowest score of the day with a 78, her third straight of the tournament, and tied for 43rd place at 234 (78-78-78).
  • Payton Culler was one stroke behind Paksanont and tied for 49th place with a 235 (81-75-79).
  • Anna Chanthaphaeng (T-59th) and Brooke Hutto (76th) rounded out the standings. Chanthaphaeng had a combined score of 238 (77-81-80) and Hutto 248 (82-85-81).
  • Culler led USC Upstate with a 4.13 stroke average in par 4 scoring and eight birdies.
  • Dermody tallied a team-leading even-par 3.00 stroke average in par 3 scoring and 5.25 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
  • Paksanont and Dermody tied for the team-lead with 33 pars.


  • 1st Campbell 287-295-296=878
  • 2nd Daytona State College 290-289-299=878
  • 3rd North Florida 198-289-292=879
  • T-4th Florida Gulf Coast 303-304-297=904
  • T-4th Jacksonville State 299-293-312
  • 6th Winthrop 298-303-306=907
  • 7th Bradley 307-303-310=920
  • 8th Georgia State 302-312-308=922
  • 9th Jacksonville 312-305-310=927
  • 10th Eastern Kentucky 304-315-312=931
  • T-11th UAB 308-315-318=935
  • T-11th Cincinnati 312-305-318=935
  • 13th USC Upstate 312-309-316=937
  • 14th UNC Asheville 310-316-313=939
  • 15th Morehead State 315-329-320=964



  • The Spartans return to action next week, Feb. 25-27, at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic in Kiawah Island, S.C.

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