LAKE MARY, Fla. – Gardner-Webb lowered its score by two strokes Wednesday to finish second at the 2017 Seminole State Spring Break Classic to open the women's golf spring season.
The Runnin' Bulldogs shot a 319 on the final day to finish six strikes ahead of third-place Lehigh in the 10-team event. Gardner-Webb finished at 640 for the tournament (321-319-640).
Host Seminole State won the tournament by 15 strokes.
Taylor Dodson tied for third to lead Gardner-Webb's individual finishes, carding a 79 on the first day and a 77 on Wednesday to finish seven strokes back of first place.
It was part of a strong effort that saw the Runnin' Bulldogs post four women in the top-10. Sarah Bartram finished sixth, moving up 11 spots on the final day. Bartram shot a 78 on Wednesday to finish just two strokes out of the top-5 (82-78-160).
Julia Henderson (80-82-162) and Allison Chandler (80-82-162) finished with identical cards to tie for 10th place. Morgan Laird (86-92-178) finished 38th to round out the individual performances for GWU.
The tournament was played on the 6,152-yard Timicuan Course in Lake Mary.
Gardner-Webb will play again quickly, returning closer to home to play in the 2017 Moss Creek Women's Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C., on March 18-19.