DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Catherine Williams' hole-in-one Sunday afternoon set the tone for the Bethune-Cookman College women's golf team pulling away to an 11-shot victory in the B-CC Spring Invitational at Indigo Lake Country Club.
Using a 7-iron on the 155-yard fourth hole, Williams registered both her first ace as well as the first for any B-CC golfer in collegiate competition.
'I didn't see it go in the hole, only when I heard the shouts did I realize the ball went in,'' said Williams.
The ace helped Williams post the day's lowest individual score -- a two-over par 74 -- and inspired the Wildcats to fire their lowest team score of the season, a 307. That helped B-CC open up a one-shot lead over Daytona Beach Community College entering the second round into a 622-633 victory.
'Word spreads very fast around a golf course,' said B-CC coach Gary Freeman. 'Everyone was happy for Catherine and it gave us a lot of momentum.'
B-CC had five golfers finish in the top ten. Maria Dunne was second with a two-day total of 156, followed by Patricia Ellsworth (3rd, 157); Caroline Pehrson (6th, 158); Williams (7th,159) and Nikeda Cooks (7th, 159). Shanna McVeigh finished 29th with a 173.
'This team is beginning to play well,'' Freeman said. 'Today was a good example of what they can do.'
Jessica Trein of DBCC won individual honors with a 152, four shots ahead of Dunne.
Western Kentucky (650) finished third, followed by Longwood (653), Southern (657), Embry-Riddle (686), Sienna (692) and Flagler (747).