JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Seminole State Golf enjoyed a reunion of sorts on Sunday, then enjoyed two days of great golf. Minori Nagano (second) and Sophia Warren (tied sixth) lead the Raiders (+26) to a second place finish, besting eleven (11) four-year programs.
Four (alumni) members of the 2019 National Championship team also played in the tournament. Maria Cowan (Bethune-Cookman), Sam Brimhall (Jacksonville), Nicole Stewart (Charleston Southern) and Brigitte Clements (Embry-Riddle) all got acquainted with the 2019-2020 Raiders. Brimhall placed highest among the alums at (tied) 13th.
Even with two in the top 10 Coach Teno noted the total team effort. "I thought we played well across the board. I am pleased with our play and excited that our newcomers kept improving."
The Raiders will participate in the Stetson Hatter Classic on October 7-8. The Tournament will be at Alaqua Country Club in Longwood.
- Seminole State Golf has finished in the top 3 in the Nation every year since 2009
- All four 2019 graduates, Tai Anudit (Kennesaw State), Sam Brimhall (Jacksonville University); Brigitte Clements (Embry-Riddle) and Maria Cowan (Bethune-Cookman) are playing at four-year programs
- The 2019-20 team returns three All-Americans (Alex Giles, Sophia Warren and Karn Thantamnu, 2017)
- Coach Christa Teno was named LPGA Coach of the Year (2018) and inducted into the NJCAA Golf Hall of Fame (May 2017)
- Seminole State and Seminole County will host the 2022 NJCAA Women's Golf National Championship at Timacuan Golf Club
- For sponsorship information, please email Kurt Esser, email@example.com
- To donate to the Women's Golf Program: https://app.eteamsponsor.com/ETS/supportUs/170766332
- To register for the G.R.O.W.Raiders 5k: https://growraiders.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=12677
About the Seminole State Raiders:
The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State sponsors five sports all competing in the NJCAA Division I. Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
For more about Raider Athletics, visit SeminoleStateRaiders.com, follow us on Twitter: @buildingRaiders and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/buildingRaiders/. Fans can follow the Raider Women's Golf team on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SeminoleStateWomensGolf/).
Media contact: Kurt Esser, Director of Athletics, 407.708.2092, firstname.lastname@example.org