BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia University women's golf team closed out their 2018-19 season after the program's strongest performance since joining Division III.
The Knights improved from last year's inaugural season at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships placing third while moving up nearly 40 spots in the rankings, ending the season ranked 124.
"Starting from last year we have made major strides," said Head Coach Blair Garner. "Our team has doubled in size from last year, this will help us continue to keep getting more competitive. Next year, I anticipate we will continue to improve and have another successful season."
Southern Virginia collected two victories on the year at the Bruins Golf Advance and the Elizabethtown Spring Invitational.
Senior Bailey Rusick-Vinson led the Knights earning All-CAC Second Team honors after placing 12th at the championships. She compiled victories at the Bruins Golf Advance and the Shenandoah Spring Invitational. She hit her lowest round of the season at the Maryville College Invitational with a score of 82 and led the team with birdies at nine.
Bailee Wright performed strongly in her first season with the Knights recording four top-15 performances with her best performances coming at the Elizabethtown Spring Invitational and Bruins Golf Advance placing fourth. She tallied her lowest round of 90 at the CAC Championships.
Bailey Pfunder tied for second at the Elizabethtown Spring Invitational shooting her lowest round with a 91. She finished third on the team with three birdies.
Rachel Gardiner had the team's second lowest round of the year with an 88 at the RMC Fall Invitational where she placed sixth. She registered four birdies in her freshman campaign with the Knights.
The Knights will begin the 2019-2020 season this fall.