WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Senior Taylor Totland (-2) carded a 73 on Sunday to tie for eighth and lead the second-ranked Furman women's golf team (+2) to a third-place finish at the 15th annual Landfall Tradition at the par 72, 6,166 yard Pete Dye Course at The Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
Totland teed off of No. 4 in the shotgun start and made the turn at +1. Following hole 10, Totland parred her next ten holes and finished the round with a birdie on No. 3 to conclude the tournament seven strokes behind Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupocho, the top-ranked player in the nation, who won individual medalist honors with a three-round total of 73-66-68=207.
Junior Alice Chen (E) fired a 70 to lead the Paladins on Sunday. She scored three birdies in the final round to tie for 13th, while freshman Natalie Srinivasan (+4) added a 71 with three birdies to tie for 21st. Rookie Carly Burkhardt (+6) tied for 27th, and sophomore Haylee Harford (+8) carded a 72 on Sunday to tie for 33rd.
The Paladins shot a 286 on Sunday to move up one position into third place. No. 13 Wake Forest (-5) and 19th-ranked South Carolina (-5) tied for first, and the Gamecocks were deemed the champions by virtue of the 5th player score tiebreaker. 12th-ranked Purdue (+8) finished fourth, followed by No. 24 Oklahoma (+13) in fifth. Top-ranked Alabama (+17) turned in a sixth-place finish at the tournament.
Furman beat a host of other top-50 teams at the tournament, including Texas Tech, N.C. State, UCF, Virginia, Clemson, and North Carolina.
The Paladins will open the 2017 spring season February 12-14 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
3 Furman 296 284 286 866 +2
T8 Taylor Totland 73 68 73 214 -2
T13 Alice Chen 75 71 70 216 E
T21 Natalie Srinivasan 75 74 71 220 +4
T27 Carly Burkhardt 73 71 78 222 +6
T33 Haylee Harford 75 77 72 224 +8