LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. -- Sophomore Thea Hedemann (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Walter Murray) shot a three-under par 69 and the Bradley women's golf team matched the second-lowest team round in school history with a final round 295 Tuesday to help the Braves climb into third in the final standings at the 35th annual Pat Bradley Invitational.
It was a historic day for BU at the par-72 Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club Tuesday, with Bradley finishing the 54-hole tournament with the lowest three-round team score in school history (904). The previous 54-hole team record was 907 set in October 2000 at the UALR Lady Trojan Invite and later matched at the 2007 MVC Championship at WeaverRidge.
BU's final round 295 was one off the school record 294 set in 2004 and was the lowest round for the Braves since a 295 at the 2007 MVC Championship at WeaverRidge.
While Hedemann became the first BU individual with two career sub-70 rounds after a three-under par 69 Tuesday and the second Bradley player to shoot 69 in as many days, freshman Danielle Lemek (Doniphan, Neb./Doniphan-Trumbull) was the team's top finisher.
Lemek fired a two-over par 74 to finish third in the individual standings at 220, three shots behind medalist Meghan MacLaren of Florida International. Lemek's 54-hole score is tied for the fourth lowest total in school history and was the best score by a Bradley individual since Breanne Neufeld carded a 54-hole 220 in Feb. 2011.
Sophomore Christie Lin (Calgary, Alberta/Sir John G Diefenbaker) followed up Monday's career-best round 69 with a final round 74 to move into a tie for 11th at 225. Hedemann's final-round 69 vaulted her into the top 20 (tied for 19th at 229) and tied for the second-lowest round in school history behind her career-best 68 shot last spring.
Junior Cassandra Marschall (Marshfield, Wis./Marshfield/Wisconsin-Green Bay) closed out play with a 78 to finish at 235 (tied for 36th) and freshman Jenna Roadley (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Sturgeon Heights) matched Marschall's third-round 78 to finish two back in a tie for 41st (237).
Tournament-host Florida International won the team title, carding a two-under par 286 and finished at 12-over par 876. Cincinnati was second overall, 26 shots back at 902 to edge Bradley (3rd - 904) by two shots. The Braves were one shot better than fourth-place Boston College (905) and three up on fifth-place Daytona State College (907).
Texas A&M Corpus Christi finished sixth at 914 with Florida Gulf Coast following in seventh (919). Jacksonville closed tournament action in eighth (938), three shots better than Delaware (9th - 941). Western Illinois and Bethune-Cookman tied for 10th in the team standings at 950, while Missouri Valley Conference foe Drake was 12th (968). Florida Atlantic took 13th at 987 and South Dakota completed the field in 14th (1023).