CHAMPIONS GATE, Fla. – The Calvin women's golf team finished the two-day Carthage Central Florida Classic in third place. The Knights shot a combined round score of 374 on Wednesday to finish the week at 740 strokes. Carthage won the event at 632 strokes, with Hope finishing in second place.
"It was good to get some work done on the golf course after practicing indoors for the past five weeks," said head coach Dr. Jerry Bergsma. "We had a strong two-day performance by Nicole VanderYacht and some bright moments across the board. We are looking forward to getting back on the course at the end of the month to compete at Trine.
Sophomore Nicole VanderYacht (Kentwood, Mich./South Christian) improved one shot from Tuesday to record a round of 82 on Wednesday to finished tied for sixth place at 165 strokes.
Sophomore Grace Bolt (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) tallied a round of 99 on Tuesday to finish in 15th place at 189 strokes.
Senior Amira Bousaab (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northpointe Christian) had the biggest improvement for Calvin on Wednesday with a round of 97, to stand in 18th place at 206 strokes.
Freshman Jessica Zylstra (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northpointe Christian) recorded a round of 99 strokes on Wednesday to finish in 13th place at 185 strokes.
Senior Katherine Ryan (Haslett, Mich./Haslett) finished in 17th place with a two-day total of 198 strokes, shooting 100 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Katy Hamilton (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central) had a round of 114 on Wednesday for a two-day total of 218 strokes in 19th place.
Calvin returns to action on March 31 for the two-day Trine Invitational.