Campbell claims women's title, men take 3rd at Golfweek event

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 9/16/21

Anna Nordfors won individual honors and the Campbell women's golf team claimed the group title after Tuesday’s final round of the Golfweek Fall Challenge.

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Campbell claims women's title, men take 3rd at Golfweek event

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PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. — Anna Nordfors won individual honors and the Campbell women's golf team claimed the group title after Tuesday’s final round of the Golfweek Fall Challenge.

Nordfors earned a second individual title in her career by shooting a collegiate-best 66 in the opening round and playing the final 36 holes even to edge Lauren Thompson by one stroke.  Nordfors led the 93-golfer field in par-4 scoring (-5), while playing the par 5s at 1-under.  She made 11 birdies, including one to clinch the trophy on the 18th.

With four golfers among the top 20 individuals, Campbell finished the 54-hole event with a total score of 853 on the par-71, 6,032 yards layout at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. 

Emily Hawkins finished seventh with an even-par 213 for her 10th career top-10 finish.  The senior from Lexington led the field with two eagles – both in Tuesday’s final round.

Tomita Arejola and Patricia Garre Munoz tied for 20th, while Sanna Lundmark tied for 27th. 

The victory was the 91st for Campbell head coach John Crooks and moved him into a tie for second place on the NCAA Division I all-time tournament coaching wins list.  Dan Brooks of Duke (1985-present) is the all-time leader with 140 tourney titles. 

Campbell continues its fall season Sept. 26-28 with the Bryan National Collegiate at Bryan Park GC in Greensboro.

CU men finish third, Lilja takes sixth 

Henrik Lilja tied for sixth individually and Campbell moved up three more places to finish third in the team standings after Tuesday’s final round of the Golfweek Fall Challenge at True Blue Golf Course. 

Lilja followed Monday’s collegiate career low of 64 with a  69 to finish the event at 9-under par.  He started the day 4-over through five holes, but made eight birdies the rest of the way. 

Campbell finished at 19-under 845 in the 18-team event. Delaware was 18-under on Tuesday and edged Mercer by one shot for the team title.  

Campbell freshman Henric Bjelke birdied two of his final three holes to finish at 3-under and in a tie for 21st in his collegiate debut. 

Edwin Blomander moved up to finish in a tie for 26th after shooting a collegiate low 65 Tuesday. Claude Churchward tied for 35th.

Campbell returns to action Sept. 20-21 with the Battle at Briar’s Creek in Johns Island, South Carolina.

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