EKU’s Kristinsdottir Post Top-30 Finish At Prestigious Spirit International Amateur Championship

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EKU’s Kristinsdottir Post Top-30 Finish At Prestigious Spirit International Amateur Championship

Kristinsdottir helped Iceland to a 13th-place finish.

Final ResultsTRINITY, Texas – Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir finished tied for 28th at the prestigious Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship presented by The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas.
 
Kristinsdottir shot rounds of 75 (+3), 74 (+2) and 73 (+1) for a 54-hole total of 222 (+6).  She helped Iceland to a 13th-place finish.
 
The Spirit brings together the best amateur golfers from 20 countries and four continents for three days of competition.  Two female and two male amateurs from each country played for a chance at gold in five concurrent competitions.
 
Kristinsdottir was second on the Icelandic team.  Hlynur Bergsson (220) tied for 24th.  Dagbjartur Sigurbrandsson (229) tied for 49th and Hulda Clara Gestsdottir (237) was 70th. 
 
Iceland (670) finished one shot in front of Ireland (671) and three shots behind Scotland (667).  The United States (620) won the overall team competition by 21 shots over Canada (641).
 
Kristinsdottir, a native of Reykjavik, Iceland, leads EKU with a 70.47 stroke average.  She has four top-5 finishes in five events this season, including a win at the Johnie Imes Invitational hosted by Missouri.  In 15 rounds of golf, she has shot par or lower in 11 rounds.
 
The 2021 Spirit featured 80 competitors.  It was a 54-hole, four-ball stroke play competition, with five concurrent competition categories.  Gold, silver and bronze commemorative medals were awarded to the top finishers in each competition.
 
Eastern Kentucky will conclude the fall portion of its schedule on Monday at the three-day French Broad Collegiate Invitational hosted by UNC Asheville at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove. 

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