After nine years of hosting the 3M Augusta Invitational, Augusta University battled it out at Forest Hills Golf Club, beating last year’s champions Coastal Carolina. The scenic golf club was made famous by Bobby Jones, who started the Grand Slam of Golf at Forest Hills in 1930.

Coastal Carolina comes close, falls short of victory. 

When round one ended, Furman and East Tennessee State were tied with rounds of 290 (2-over-par) for the lead. During the second and final rounds, Augusta came back to take the win carding a strong 280 (8-under-par) to win the event by 10 strokes.
Furman University takes third at the 3M Augusta Invitational. 

During the second and final rounds, Augusta came back to take the win carding a strong 280 (8-under-par) to win the event by 10 strokes.

ETSU leads after first round, takes fourth in Augusta, Georgia. 

I caught up with Coach Caroline Hegg, of Augusta University, and asked about the emotional win for the girls.  “We are really proud of our girls, they have worked hard, and fought for this win.”

Seminoles finish sixth at ninth annual 3M Augusta Invitational

If golf had a fairytale endings, the awards ceremony was it. Announcing the winning team was former team member Sarah Mooney.
After the team posed for pictures, the girls were high-fiving and hugging, congratulating each other and you could hear faint ‘we did it’ floating in the air.
Hegg said, “Our goal was to come out here and win, we had some tough competition, but we overcame and will continue to work hard to win this again next year.”

 


Savanna SchubertSavanna Schubert began playing golf at the age of seven in East Tennessee. Achieving her goal of playing collegiate golf, she graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Communications degree in Broadcast Journalism. Combining her passions of golf and broadcast, GolfSavy was created.

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