Grace St-Germain T3 at NJCAA National ChampionshipsWritten by Austin Stanton / Golf Canada
Team Canada Amateur Squad member Grace St-Germain, finished T3 at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship at Chateau Elan Resort, in Braselton, GA. St-Germain finished at 11-over par, two strokes back of medallist Sena Ersoy, of Iowa Western Community College, who came in at 9-over par.
St-Germain’s school, the Daytona State Falcons won the overall team title for a second consecutive year. This is the ninth National Championship in the program’s history and the Falcons fourth in the the last five years.
@DSCFalconSports Women's Golf has gone back-to-back!!!!! Congratulations!!! 2017 NJCAA Women's Golf National Champions!!!
— NJCAA Women's Golf (@NJCAAWGolfChamp) May 19, 2017
After a 2-over par opening round (73), St-Germain, a freshman at Daytona State, struggled in the second round, carding a 7-over par 78, to sit T9, after 36 holes. She battled back in the third round, posting a 3-under par 68, the lowest score of the day and was T2 after three rounds.
In the final round Thursday, St-Germain parred her first four holes, then double bogeyed the par-4 fifth. She gained one stroke back the following hole with a birdie on the sixth. After another bogey on the eight, St-Germain posted a 2-over par 38, on her outward nine.
On the back nine St-Germain made two more bogeys, a double bogey, and just one birdie, coming home in a 3-over par 38, to post a score of 5-over par (76) for the day.
In her inaugural junior college season St-Germain had three top-5s, and four top-10s, including two second-place finishes.
The Falcons finished at 55-over par, 14 shots clear of the second place Seminole State College of Florida Raiders, who posted a team score of 69-over par.
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