September 17, 2012

Pellegrini Finishes 24th as Dogs Complete Rain-Shortened Great Smokies Intercollegiate

Waynesville, N.C. – In their second event of the 2012 fall season, The Citadel golf team tied for 13th place at the rain-shorted 14th annual Great Smokies Intercollegiate. The Bulldogs posted a score of 627 (320, 307) on Monday, highlighted by Erica Pellegrini's 24th place finish at the par-72, 5,932-yard Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort and Spa.

Pellegrini posted rounds of 79 and 70 for a total of 149 in the 36-round Monday play. Teammate Eraina Minor, who fired an opening round 76 and followed with a second-round 77, finished with a 45th place showing and a score of 153.

Freshmen Hollie Salvo, competing in the second tournament of her collegiate career, placed 70th for the Dogs with rounds of 82 and 80. The sophomore combination of Kellie Anderson (83-80—163) and TaKima Butler (84-84—168) completed the Bulldogs scorecard.

Morehead State carded consecutive rounds of even-par 288 and one-under par, 287, to win the event, while tournament host, Western Carolina, finished as the runner-up in the team standings, seven strokes in arrears after shooting 582.

The Catamounts Taylor Allison shared co-individual medalist honors with Morehead State's Linnea Scholin at the completion of the tournament. Scholin posted rounds of 73 and a tournament-low, 67, while Allison shot even-par, 72, and 68 to both finish at four-under, 140.

The Citadel returns to action in two weeks when the Dogs head to the South Carolina States Invitational on Sept. 29. For more information on Bulldog golf, go to the official website of The Citadel Athletics, www.CitadelSports.com.