COLUMBUS, Ga. – Nikki Crowley shot a second round of three-over par 75 to hold off Meghan Moore of UNC Pembroke by two strokes to win the Lady Cougar Collegiate Classic. In the team competition, UNC Pembroke won the event by six strokes over Lander. The Lady Cougar Collegiate Classic was hosted by Columbus State and held at the Country Club of Columbus.
UNC Pembroke shot a two-round score of 629 while Lander (635), Shorter (639), CSU (649) and Tusculum (659) all finished in the top-five.
In round two, the Lady Cougars shot 318, an improvement of 13-shots from Monday's performance.
After her one-over par 73 on Monday, Crowley continued her great play in the tournament as she fired a three-over par 75 for a two-round score of four-over par 148. It is the first tournament victory of the season for the senior and second in her two-year CSU career.
"This is just a great day for the CSU program and especially for Nikki", stated CSU golf coach Brian Padgett. "I hope this second career victory for her can springboard her to a great final semester as a collegiate golfer."
Kimesha Anthony had a rough opening round, but the All-Peach Belt Conference golfer responded shooting a three-over par 75 to finish the event in a tie for eighth place. Anthony had a two-round score of 15-over par 159. In all six tournaments this season, the junior has finished inside the top-eight.
Kristin Galek improved by 10 strokes from day one to day two as the junior shot a nine-over par 81 Tuesday. Galek finished the Lady Cougar Collegiate Classic in a tie for 35th place, along with Heather Altiser, who shot an 88, CSU's drop score for the round.