SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Lady Railsplitters fired a 77-over par 365 in the final round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Championship on Tuesday to finish the 54-hole event where they started — in eighth place. Lincoln Memorial carded rounds of 349, 348 and 365 to rack up a three-day total of 1,062 at the Sevierville Golf Club’s Highlands Course. The SAC Championship field was comprised of 11 teams and 60 golfers.
The Wingate Bulldogs routed the field for the SAC Championship title, posting rounds of 325, 334 and 337 for a total of 996, 17 shots better than runner-up Coker, who tallied up a 149-over total of 1,013. Carson-Newman and Newberry tied for third at 151-over, while Queens finished fifth with a 162-over par total.
Although it was an overall disappointing showing by the Lady Railsplitters, freshman Sydney Gallant provided a glimpse into a possibly bright future. Gallant — competing in the event as an individual — posted rounds of 78, 82 and 84 to finish the SAC Championship with a 28-over 244. For that effort, Gallant earned SAC Championship All-Tournament first team distinctions.
Junior Lindsay Davis — an All-SAC honorable mention selection — had a strong showing for the Lady Railsplitters, rolling in a 39-over 255 to finish in 16th place. Davis carded rounds of 86, 80 and 89 to solidify her spot inside the top 20.
Junior Michaela Conway and sophomore Danielle Burrell capped the SAC Championship in 33rd and 36th place, respectively. Conway went 88, 87 and 91 for a 50-over 266, while Burrell turned in 88, 91 and 92 for a 55-over 271.
Junior classmates Lindy McGuire and Mercedes Smith fell back into 36th and 40th place to round out the bottom two spots for the Lady Railsplitters. McGuire was 58-over par with a 274, while Smith was two strokes off of that pace.