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Herbert Wins ODAC Title, Eagles Finish Second in Team Standings

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Christina Herbert won her third ODAC individual title but the Eagles fell short of a conference title for the first time in three years against a dominant Washington & Lee squad.

Herbert carded a blistering 3-under 70 in the second round to pull away, and still beat second place Hannah Jones by eight strokes for the medal despite closing with a 78.

Herbert's morning round included a rare eagle on the par-5 second hole, followed by two straight birdies to get her to an incredible 4-under through four holes. She added two more birdies in the round while making bogey on just three holes.

Herbert then eagled the #2 hole a second straight time in her final round, adding four more birdies as well.

The nationally-ranked Generals featured the next five individuals after Herbert. Incredibly, their two former All-Americans, Mary Frances Hall and Liza Freed, were their bottom two scorers after a top-three of Jones (232), Beth Ann Townsend (233) and Griffin Foultz (235).

Amanda Kelley placed eighth overall as the tournament concluded with 36 holes on Sunday to beat incoming weather. She shot 82 and 87 over her final two rounds.

Kelley birdied the par-4 13th in the morning, and then a pair of front-nine par 5s in the afternoon.

Casey Gaffney played a strong second round (82), finishing with an 89 to tie for 11th place. Her second round included a birdie on the par-3 4th hole, before playing the back-nine at just 3-over.

Jesse Bartley tied with Gaffney after a 93 and then a strong 84 to close out the championship.

Abby Papke did not place after withdrawing in the opening round, but still played all 36 holes on Sunday and carded matching 93s.

Bridgewater's team schedule is over for the year, although Herbert is expected to be selected to the 2018 NCAA championships and attempt to defend her national title.