Another Rollins Title

Rollins College freshman Joanna Coe will have a few stories to tell before she takes her summer family vacation to Italy.

Coe and her Tars teammates will return home with a pair of new accomplishments to add to the storied tradition at the Winter Park, Florida institution.

The freshman from Mays Landing, N.J. retained her lead through the first 54 holes to become the fourth national champion medalist and third-different in school history. Coe ended the tournament with a four-stroke victory and 72-hole total of one under, 287 (71-73-68-75).

Rollins, who will graduate three seniors, rallied from a seven-stroke deficit entering Thursday’s third round to move in a tie with Nova Southeastern as the field entered Friday’s final day. The Tars carried the momentum into the final round for a seven-stroke victory over the Sharks, shooting an 1181 (293-301-293-294). Grand Valley State finished third with a 1221 (314-296-308-303), Ferris State was fourth by three strokes with a 1239 (296-308-320-315) and Tarleton State was fifth with a 1242 (313-310-310-309).

With the victory, a member of the South Region has won the last nine team championships. For Rollins, it is their fifth title in the last six years and Coe is its fourth champion in the last seven years.

FULL STORY

–excerpt courtesy NCAA

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