Nov. 8, 2004
Virginia Beach, VA - Florida Atlantic University's women's golf team fell one-stroke shy of winning its first fall tournament, finishing second at the TPC Virginia Beach Women's Invitational. Jessica Carafiello turned in her second consecutive top-four finish while Anna-Claire Daniels, June Bolme and Kendall Kirby all finished in the top-15 in the team's final fall event.
Carafiello followed up yesterday's first-round 77 with a second-round 78, jumping one spot to finish third individually for the fourth top-four finish of her career. She finished four-strokes behind winner Kate O'Sullivan from High Point University. Daniels and Bolme tied for ninth individually, career highs for both freshmen.
Kirby set career highs for lowest round and highest finish after firing a second-round 77 to finish tied for 14th. Her previous lows were 79 and 21st, respectively. Sandi MacDougall finished with a two-day score of 176.
FAU improved five-strokes from the previous day to shoot a 315 but Ohio University held on for the win with a 320. The Lady Owls have improved their finish in every tournament this season. The University of Wyoming (645) took third, followed by High Point (655) and Bethune-Cookman College (659). Florida Atlantic was the only Atlantic Sun school to participate on the 5,852-yard, par 72 course.
1. Kate O'Sullivan (High Point) 74-77-151
2. Laura Mengelkamp (Wyoming) 76-76-152
3. Jessica Carafiello (FAU) 77-78-155
4. Sara Ann Palmer (Ohio) 74-82-156
4. Julie Tomlinson (Ohio) 81-75-156