EKU wins Colonel Classic, Kristinsdottir wins individual title

EKU wins Colonel Classic, Kristinsdottir wins individual title

Eastern Kentucky has won six of the last eight Colonel Classics.

Final results

RICHMOND, Ky. –

Eastern Kentucky was the only team to shoot under par in Tuesday’s Colonel Classic and retired for a 22-shot victory at the University Club of Arlington.

EKU started the day with a nine-stroke lead over Georgia State, but a 2-under 286 final round allowed the Colonels to pull away. Eastern Kentucky recorded card rounds of 293 and 299 on Monday, finishing with a 54-hole total of 878 (+14).

Eastern Kentucky has won six of the last eight Colonel Classics.

Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir earned individual medalist honors with a 2-stroke win over Georgia State’s Emma Berlin. Kristinsdottir shot in rounds of 70, 71 and 71 for a total of 212 (-4). Berlin shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday and finished with a 54-hole total of 214.

Georgia State (900) finished second. Northern Illinois (907) was third and Cleveland State (912) was fourth.

Elisa Orduna Shackleton improved her score in every round capping the event with an even par 72. She finished sixth overall with a total of 222 (+6).

Rylea Marcum also posted a top 10, tied for eight with a total of 223 (+7). She also shot her fastest lap on Tuesday, an even par 72.

Maddie Hensley (225) tied for 11th and Vilma Efraimsson (226) tied for 17th. Efraimsson had four wives and hit 4 under on Tuesday before finishing with a 1 under 71.

The University Club course had a par of 72 and played to 5,910 yards.

Participating teams were Akron, Ball State, Bellarmine, Belmont, Butler, Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia State, Marshall, North Alabama and Northern Illinois. The University of Kentucky will have one person participating.

Play as individuals, Mattie Jo Neeley (228) tied for 22nd, Alice Dag (236) tied for 49th and Shoemaker Carlee (237) tied for 51st.

The Colonels will play in their first-ever ASUN Conference Championship from April 17-19. The three-day event will be played at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Georgia.

1. Eastern Kentucky 293-299-286 – 878

1. Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir 70-71-71 – 212
T6. Elisa Orduna Shackleton 77-73-72 – 222
T8. Rylea Marcum 74-77-72 – 223
T11. Maddie Hensley 73-78-74 – 225
T17. Vilma Efraimsson 76-79-71 – 226

Play as an individual

T22. Mattie Jo Neeley 76-78-74 – 228
T49. Alice Dag 78-83-75 – 236
T51. Shoemaker Carlee 81-76-80 – 237