Lee University’s Courtney Shelton won the playoff to claim medalist honors over Persson and Columbus State University’s Kimesha Anthony and Nikki Crowley.
Shelton shot a 3-under 67 in Monday’s final round to help the Lady Flames (577) to an 11-stroke victory.
Methodist University (596), Shorter (603) and North Georgia (631) rounded out the top five at the 16-team, 91-athlete event.
Berry College placed 11th with a two-day total of 661.
Persson came up just short in her quest for a third fall tournament title.
The reigning SSAC Tournament champion won the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate in September before taking the Chick-fil-A Collegiate championship last week at Stonebridge.
Persson led by a stroke entering Monday’s final round and shot a second straight round of even par. Shelton, Anthony and Crawley surged into a tie with Shorter’s ace on the last day with the tournament’s only three under-par rounds.
Shorter’s Maria Bengtsson placed 13th (77-73-150) and Gabriela Murcia (79-74-153) finished 19th. Caitlyn Cook posted a two-day total of 82-78-160 to finish in a tie for 31st and senior Petra Muller placed 51st (84-81-165).
Freshman Isabella Baldacci competed as an independent and continued her consistent play.
Baldacci shot 81-80-161 for the championship to finish 35th.
The Lady Hawks, coming off a program-best third place finish at the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship, concluded their fall preseason schedule with two tournament championships, a runner-up finish and the fourth place result in Birmingham.
Shorter won the Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate and Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational and came in second at the Mercer Eat A Peach Collegiate in Valdosta.
For Berry, Nikki Cline shot a team-best round of 78 on Monday as the Lady Vikings finished 11th in the team standings.
Berry shot 331-330-631 in the tournament.
Cline’s 78 was the best round by a Berry player in either of the tournament’s two rounds, and gave her a 36-hole total of 162 after she shot 84 Monday. Cline tied for 40th in the individual standings.
Berry’s Lacey Sheppard and Chelsea Hoag were among the players tied for 43rd place with a 164 total. Sheppard shot 80-84-164, while Hoag shot 84-80-164.
Nicole Wood tied for 64th at 83-88-171 and Lauren Buschhorn finished 83rd at 89-94-183.
Finishing sixth in the tourney was Southwestern (317-320-637), followed by Spring Hill (320-320-640), Piedmont (321-321-642), Birmingham-Southern (311-334-645) and SCAD-Atlanta (330-327-657) rounded out the top 10.
The Lady Vikings’ next action is Oct. 16-17 at the Rhodes Fall Classic.