Rumbaugh Goes Low to Lift Women’s Golf to a Tie for 7th at UNF Intercollegiate
Sabrina Rumbaugh (Photo Courtesy of Skip Tapp)
Sabrina Rumbaugh (Photo Courtesy of Skip Tapp)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After a tough opening 36 holes at the UNF Intercollegiate, it was a new day on Tuesday for the Jacksonville University women’s golf team. Behind a career-best round of four-under 68 from Sabrina Rumbaugh, the Dolphins compiled a team score of 309 in the final round, tied for the third-best team score of the day.

Rumbaugh’s round was a full four strokes better than anyone else in the field on Tuesday. The freshman began on the 12th hole and had pars on the first three holes before a birdie on the par-4 15th. The 18th played as the toughest hole on the course on Monday, but she was able to birdie that one as well to get to -2 on her round. A birdie and a bogey offset each other as she was even-par golf on the first seven holes of the course, then attacked the pin and was rewarded with back-to-back-birdies on the par-5 8th and par-4 9th. She ended her round with pars on the 10th and 11th to end the tournament in a tie for fifth.

Jessica Welch fired the second-best JU round of the day with a five-over 77 to finish in a tie for 12th place. Natalie Schmett shot an 81 and Morgan Matchett an 83 as each ended in a tie for 50th. Megan Collins shot an 87 and ended in a grouping that was tied for 63rd. Individually, Carlie Gehlhausen's 88 in the final round ended with her in a tie for 71st overall.

Western Carolina won the team title on Tuesday, ending the 54-hole tournament with a team score of 919 (+55). Tiffany Chan of Daytona State took home the medalist honors at the event, shooting a 218 (+2) over three rounds to win by eight strokes.

Jacksonville quickly returns to the links coming up on March 16 and 17, traveling to North Carolina and competing in the Pinehurst Challenge on the Pinehurst #1 Course. The Dolphins will be playing at the same resort as the famed Pinehurst #2 Course, which is host to both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open later this year.

T5 Sabrina Rumbaugh 76-84-68 = 228
T12 Jessica Welch 75-82-77 = 234
T50 Morgan Matchett 82-85-83 = 250
T50 Natalie Schmett 85-84-81 = 250
T63 Megan Collins 85-85-87 = 257
T71 Carlie Gehlhausen 87-92-88 = 267