SAVANNAH, Ga. – North Carolina A&T women’s golf found themselves back in the winner’s circle and sophomore Christyn Carr added her name to a shortlist on Tuesday as the Aggies won the SSU Tiger Invitational hosted by Savannah State at the par-72, 5,850-yard Crosswinds Golf Club Championship Course.
Inclement weather cut the tournament short, therefore, the winners were decided after 36 holes. The Aggies shot 44-over 620 for the tournament and 25-over 313 on Tuesday. The Aggies were followed by Western Illinois (632), Savannah State (668) and Hampton (673).
Carr became the third women’s golfer in school history to win a tournament joining Erica Jackson and Sofia Alvarez who was the first Aggie to ever win as an individual when she broke through in September of 2017.
On Tuesday, Carr shot a 5-over 77 and was 6-over for the tournament to finish five strokes ahead of second-place Natalie Hooper of Western Illinois. Behind her in third was N.C. A&T junior Xuss Boira who was 12-over for the tournament after carding a 79 on Tuesday.
Freshman Jayla Rogers also placed in the top-5. Rogers shot a second-round 79 a day after shooting a first-round 78 to finish tied for fourth place at 13-over. Junior Madison Harriman played her way into a top-10 finish after shooting an 11-over on Monday. Harriman rebounded to shoot 6-over in the second round to finish in ninth place at 17-over.
Even though her card did not count toward the Aggies total on Tuesday, freshman Kiaira Porter was also a top-10 finisher. She was 18-over 162 for the tournament to finish 10th. The Aggies have now won four tournaments in their short four-year history.
Carr birdied two holes on Tuesday. She reached 1-under after carding a two on the par-3, third. She ended her round by birdieing the par-5, 18th. In the tough weather conditions, Boira had one birdie on the day which came on the par-3, eighth.
Rogers had the most birdies on the day for the Aggies with three. Her front nine was adventurous as she double bogeyed, birdied, bogeyed, bogeyed and birdied on consecutive holes. Her back nine started with a bogey followed by a bogey, a double bogey and a bogey on consecutive holes. She closed out her round with a birdie on 18.
Harriman posted 15 pars on her scorecard on Tuesday and Porter had two birdies.
The SSU Tiger Invitational serves as the Aggies final tournament of the fall semester. They return to action on Feb. 24 for the Oyster Shuck Match Play in Charleston, S.C.