DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - The Seminole State Trojan golf team traveled to the NJCAA National Tournament, where they competed among 20 teams, and a total of 118 individuals, at the LPGA Legends Golf Course this past week. Team members, Lizi Sweetnam, Amber Smallwood, Jacey Ford, and Shelby Martin, qualified at the Region II Golf Tournament in early May. Although their first day was cancelled due to inclement weather, the ladies were still able to play three rounds as they fought at their first ever national championship.
In the first round of the tournament, Sweetnam lead the way for the Trojans as she shot a 90 and finished tied for 57th place. She was followed by Smallwood who shot a 93; Martin who shot a 110, and Ford who shot a 115. The team's overall efforts put them in 16th place in the first day of competition.
After round two, the Trojans dropped to 17th, however in round three they improved their score by 19 shots and moved back into 16th place where they finished the tournament. Sweetnam continued to lead the way throughout the rest of the tournament as she finished tied for 51st place overall after shooting a 91 round two and an 81 in round three. She was followed by Smallwood who shot a 102 in round two and a 92 in round three and finished in 78th place. Martin finished tied in 98th place as she shot 103 in the second round and a 101 in the third round. Completing the team's scoring was Ford who took 109th place as she shot 111 in round two and 114 in round three.