Gainesville, Ga. – Last Spring Krista Reinhardt (SO/Tampa, Fla.) battled down to the final tournament of the year for a chance at the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors with Milligan College's (Tenn.) Cassidy Gibson. In the fall, Reinhardt was only able to play in one event due to an injury, leaving the question if she could return to form, and she answered that question in her second tournament this Spring by breaking the school record for 18 holes held by her sister Kerrie Reinhardt ('15) on Tuesday, Mar. 20-21 at the Brenau University Golden Tigers Spring Invitational (Ga.). She fired the low 18 holes of the event played at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga. Reinhardt came into her final hole by almost reaching 496 yard par 5 in two shots. Her chip from the fringe of the green hit the pin but bounced away about 8 ft. A chip in would not only have given her the school record for 18 holes at 72, but it would have provided her the 36 hole school record at 153 and secured her the medalist position for the entire tournament. Her 8 foot birdie putt lipped out, dropping her to second overall for the tournament and one shot off the 36 hole record but was still the lowest round of the tournament at 74 and established a new low 18 hole score for the Lady Lions.
Reinhardt's 81 and 74 for a 155 was one shot off the tournament medalist's score of 154 tallied by Rebecca Bostrom of Southeastern University of Florida. In addition to Reinhardt's 2nd place finish, Christina Lee (JR/Loudon, Tenn.) produced a 175 good for 20th place, Liz Albert a 185 for 37th, and Emily Hutson (FR/Oneida, Tenn.) finished in 44th. The team placed 7th of 9 teams for a 734 total through the two days.
The Lady Lions followed the performance at Brenau with a 3rd place finish out of 6 teams at this week's Lindsey Wilson Spring Fling, hosted by the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.). Reinhardt placed 7th of the 42 listed after an 80 in round one and 81 in round two on the challenging Pines Golf Course in Columbia, Ky.
Lee broke into the top-20, tying for 18th with a 172 total over the two days. She had a solid opening round at 82 but struggled with a 90 on day two.
Up next for Bryan is the Tennessee Wesleyan University Invitational, which will take place in Helen, Ga. on Apr. 3-4.