MILL SPRINGS, NC – Junior golfer Leeyan Peralta tied for first place at the Bright’s Creek Invitational, hosted by Gardner-Webb on Sunday afternoon at the Bear Creek Country Club. The victory marked her second first-place finish of the season.
The Bobcats took third place of seven teams after shooting 314-302–616 (+40). Jacksonville State took first place after shooting 603 (+27), 11 strokes ahead of second-place finishers and hosts Gardner-Webb.
Quinnipiac had four of its competitors finish within the top-20, led by Peralta, who tied for first. Securing her second first-place finish of the season, Peralta shot 72-74–146 (+2) over 36 holes played.
Kaylee Sakoda followed, tying for eighth after the two rounds.Sakoda shot 82 in the first round but followed with a 71 (-1) in the second round to finish 153 (+9). Aimee Uchida and Meg Yoshida finished back-to-back at 15th and 16th, respectively. Uchida shot 82-76–158 (+14), while Yoshida concluded play shooting 78-81–159 (+15)
Fuge Zhang rounded out QU’s grouping, finishing in 31st. Zhang shot 82-88–170 (+26). Darby Lillibridge participated as an individual and finished in 19th after shooting a 80-82–162 (+18).
The Bobcats will be back in action on March 19, when they open competition at the Low Country Intercollegiate hosted by Wofford, held at the Moss Creek Golf Course in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Jacksonville State, Gardner-Webb, Winthrop, Quinnipiac, Lehigh, Presbyterian, Catawba
Bright’s Creek Invitational
Mill Springs, NC | Par 72 | 7,392 Yards
Links and Results
SCORES AND NOTES
- QU’s round of 302 (+14) was its third best round of the 2021-22 campaign
- Peralta’s first-place finish marked her second of the season
- Sakoda shot a 71 (-1) in the second round
- She has shot under par in two of her last three rounds played
- Sakoda birdied three times in the final round
- Lillibridge’s 19th place finish marked her highest of the season