Syr Has Record Setting Finale at C-USA Championship

April 19, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Sophomore Henriette Syr fired a 71 (-1) to cap her third and final round at the C-USA Championship in Fort Myers, Fla. The Oslo, Norway native carded a 215 (-1) overall and finished tied for second. Syr's finish is the highest individual finish in program history at the C-USA Championship and is tied for the lowest 54-hole total of her career.

After her three day performance on the Par 72, 6,194 yard Old Orange course, Syr was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team. This is the first time a Golden Eagle has earned this nomination.

The Golden Eagles shot a 294 in the finale, the second lowest round of the day, and climbed two spots to finish fifth overall. The Golden Eagle's 54-hole total of 897 is the second lowest finish by the program at the championship.

Junior Nichada Satasuk ended the tournament with a 73 (+1), 222 overall and finished tied for ninth. Senior Kelly Erasmus saw a 76 (+4) in her final round at a collegian and finished in 26th, registering a 227 overall. Sophomore Valentina Haupt wrapped up the season with a 74 (+2), 235 total and finished tied for 39th. Senior Emily Ross completed her career as a Golden Eagle with a 78 (+6) in the third round and ended tied for 46th.

Syr holed 12 birdies throughout the tournament, the second most by any golfer, and had the second lowest Par 3 scoring.

Quote from head coach Erika Brennan:
"I'm excited that the team was able to play the golf that they were capable of playing and end with a great round. Norway had a great tournament and it's encouraging that she's only a sophomore. Gwad finishing in the top 10 is also a great performance. It's been an incredible season and this is a group that won't soon be forgotten. They have consistently elevated the status of this program, and I'm honored to be their coach."

Quote from Henriette Syr:
"I was very pleased with my performance this week. It's a Great course, really good conditions and the weather couldn't have been better. As a team we had so much fun all week with our parents and host families. I'm really glad that the team finished on a high note. It was a great way to end the season off on a high note knowing we have three seniors leaving us. I'm excited to see the program progress in the years to come."

Quote from Nichada Satasuk:
"I'm very happy how I finished this week. The weather and course were very nice through the whole week. While we weren't able to capitalize on the good conditions the first two days, we did today and we are very proud to end on that note. We are very sad to have our three seniors leave, but know the program has grown tremendously because of them. I can't wait to see what will bring us next year."

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