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Wofford Women’s Golf Wins Bulldog Tournament

Anne Marie Covar, fifth from left holding trophy, shot 214 at The Bulldog Invitational leading her Wofford teammates to the tournament victory.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Anne Marie Covar turned in the  lowest 54-hole score all-time with a 214 to win the Bulldog Invitational as the Wofford women’s golf team won the event with a new team 54-hole record of 884 at the par-72, 6,000 yard Patriots Point Links.  Covar’s 214 came after scores of 71, 73 and 70.  Her 214 is a career-low and broke the school record by three strokes.  The former 54-hole record of 217 was set by Alex Rankin at the Gainesville Shootout on March 13-15, 2008.

Wofford finished 11 strokes above Bethune-Cookman, who took second with an 895.  Wofford’s 884 shattered the old 54-hole record of 921 set at the Cougar Fall Invitational on October 11-12, 1999.  Wofford shot an opening round 285 to set a new school record for an 18-hole low team score.  They followed with a 303 in round two and 296 in the final round.

Following Covar was Lauren Dunbar with a 70-76-73—219 in third, while Alex Hendricks took seventh after a 71-79-72—222.  Maegan Higgins finished with 72-75-86—234, and Emiley Pagrabs carded a 78-80-81—239. Competing as an individual, Elizabeth Thompson finished tied fourth with a 73-71-76—220.

Anne Marie, the daughter of Brad and Genna Covar of Edgefield, is a former outstanding student athlete at Strom Thurmond High School.

Wofford competes in the Wendy’s Invitational in Charleston, S.C. for its next tournament.