Kuleba posts first career top-five at Knights Invitational; Vixens finish fifth

Kuleba posts first career top-five at Knights Invitational; Vixens finish fifth

BUENA VISTA, Va. — For the first time in Sweet Briar golf history, a member of the Vixens' squad posted a top-three finish as first-year Annika Kuleba finished third at the Knights Invitational at Vista Links Golf Course, while the Vixens finished fifth as a team in the one day tournament.

Kuleba (Endy, N.C.) finished with an 85 (+13) on Thursday, two strokes off her own school record and four strokes off the individual medalist - Amanda Kelley of Bridgewater. In finishing third, Kuleba recorded the best finish in program history and recorded the first non-dual match top-five finish the program has seen. 

On the day, Kuleba was fourth in the field of 31 players in par three and par four scoring average.

Sophomore Kendall Nicely (Glen Allen, Va.) finished 27th after carding a 127 (+55), while first-year Grace Sizemore (Lynchburg, Va.) was 29th with a round of 138 (+66). Rounding out the Vixens' lineup was senior Nicole Sabovik (Ridgefield, Conn.) with a score of 150 (+78), which put her 31st in the field.

As a team, the Vixens shot a combined score of 500 (+212).

Kelley was the individual medalist after posting an 18-hole score of 81 (+9), while Bridgewater was the team winner with a combined 348 (+60). The Eagles finished three strokes ahead of Randolph-Macon in the team standings.

Sweet Briar is scheduled to finish the fall slate on Thursday, October 25, at the Randolph-Macon College Women's Golf Fall Invitational at Bemont Golf Club in Henrico, Va.