October 4, 2016 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: The Daytona State College Women's Golf Team continued their impressive play by winning the 2016 JU Classic at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
With team scores of 291-287-287 (865), the Lady Falcons won the tournament by 16 shots over second place Nova Southeastern University(881) and finished 22 strokes ahead of University of West Florida (887) who finished 3rd. Lynn University (890) and Jacksonville University (892) rounded out the top five.
The Falcons were led by tournament medalist Jiwon Jeon, a freshman from South Korea, who shot scores of 70-73-69. Grace St-Germain, also a freshman from Ontario, Canada finished in second place with scores of 73-71-69 just one stroke behind in the individual race. Freshman, Kendall Johnson, finished in 6th place with scores of 73-71-74. Other top finishers for the Falcons included sophomores Kaye Kwon who finished in a tie for 13th with scores of 75-72-75 and Katie Veale who finished in a tie for 50th with scores of 80-78-76.
Falcon head coach Laura Brown was excited about the team performance. "I am so proud of my players on their win today. They played fantastic and this win has definitely given them added confidence. I was once again extremely impressed by the showing of my freshmen. They have all three been rock solid and have really solidified their spots on the team. Having Jiwon win for the second time this fall was impressive and watching Grace and Jiwon battle it out for the individual title all day was exciting. It all came down to the last putt of the day when Jiwon ended up making a 20 foot putt on the final hole of play to win by one shot. This is one of the most impressive teams I have coached and we are looking forward to the remainder of the season."