Lady Eagles finish fifth at C-USA Championship


The Lady Eagles finished fifth after a three-day tournament on the Par 72 6,194-yard Old Orange course in Fort Meyers, Florida.

On day one, sophomore Henriette Syr led the Lady Eagles after shooting a 70 (-2) to put her in third place overall. Junior Nichada Statsuk stayed closed to Syr shooting a 71 putting her in fourth overall. Syr totaled four birdies and shot three in the opening round.

Senior Emily Ross shot a 79 tying her for 42nd overall, senior Kelly Erasmus shot an 80 tying her for 45th overall and sophomore Valentina Haupt shot an 81 to be tied for 49th overall.

On day two, the Lady Eagles fell to seventh place overall as a team.

“Today was not the day we wanted, but the girls continually give it their all and never give up, said Head Coach Erika Brennan.  “No matter the score they make me proud because of who they are becoming.”

On day two, Syr maintained her third-place position after shooting a 74. Syr shot five more birdies making it the most in a season at 84.

Yet all the other Golden Eagles dropped in their overall position. Satsasuk shot a 78 dropping her to 14th place overall, Haupt shot an 80 dropping her to 51st overall, Ross shot an 81 to drop her to 50th overall.

On day three, the Lady Eagles pulled themselves back to fifth overall with a team total of 897.

Syr had a record-breaking performance after shooting a 71. Syr’s finish tied for second overall in the tournament and tied her lowest 54-hole total of her career.

All the Lady Eagles improved their overall finish on the final day. Satasuk shot a 73 to finish ninth overall and Kelly Erasmus shot a 76 improving to 26th overall, Haupt shot a 74 to finish 39th and Ross shot a 76 to round out the team finishing tied 46th overall.

Syr’s finish overall finish of 215 (-1) and second-place finish was the highest individual finish in program history at the C-USA championship tournament. Syr was also the first Golden Eagle to be named to the C-USA All-Tournament team in program history.

“[Syr] had a great tournament and it’s encouraging that she’s only a sophomore,” Brennan said. “It’s been an incredible season and this is a group that won’t soon be forgotten. They have consistently elevated the status of this program, and I’m honored to be their coach.”