The records included:
• First tournament championship
• Lowest one-day team total (301)
• Lowest total team tournament score (605)
• Lowest individual one-day score (Geandra Almeida, 69)
n Lowest individual 36-hole total score (Geandra Almeida, 142)
The Lady Flames made up a six-stroke deficit in claiming the championship from host Shorter University. While Lee is ranked 15th in the NAIA preseason poll, Shorter is listed as the nation’s No. 2 squad.
After posting a record score of 304 on Monday, the Lady Flames quickly set a new school record by firing a sizzling 301 on Tuesday and stunning the 12-team field at the Coosa Country Club.
The 601 tally was nine strokes better than the Lady Hawks’ 614. Shorter slipped to a 316 on Tuesday. West Georgia was third at 644. The University of the Cumberlands finished fourth at 648 and Young-Harris (Ga.) rounded out the top five (678).
In the individual competition, Almeida, only a freshman, put the heat on Shorter’s Greta Lange, who had carded a 69 on Monday. Almeida matched the 69 in Tuesday’s round, while Lange slipped to a 77 and held on to second place with a 146.
Lee’s Courtney Shelton registered her second straight consistent round and placed fourth in the individual competition. She put together rounds of 76-77 153. Sloane Skinner improved by six strokes and her 82-76 158 was good enough for a ninth place tie.
Amanda DeJiacomo turned in the fourth and final score that counted on Tuesday. DeJiacomo gave the Lady Flames four players with scores in the 70’s by posting a 79. She had opened the tournament with an 85 and settled for a 24th place finish at 164. Kristin Bourg was tied for 13th (73-86 159).
The Lady Flames will be rewarded for their supreme effort with a trip to Primm, Nev. on March 21-22. They will take part in the CBU Spring Break Invitational, hosted by California Baptist University.