Edisto Island, S.C. – Sophomore Maya White carded a final round score of 5-over par, 76, on Monday, advancing three spots to a 37th-place finish to lead Western Carolina as the team came home 15th overall at the Edisto Island Invitational, hosted by Charleston Southern at the par-71, 5,902-yard The Plantation Course at Edisto.
White countered six bogeys and one double-bogey with three birdies for her final round score of 75. Opening on the par-4 14th, the Fletcher, N.C., native was even through her first five holes at the turn. Three bogeys over the next four holes left her at 3-over before her first birdie on the par-5 fifth. She played the final eight holes at 3-over par with a double-bogey, three bogeys and a pair of birdies. White led WCU with eight birdies over the 54-hole tournament.
Junior Brianna Plummer posted her best round of the weekend, closing with a 79 on Monday to jump nine positions as WCU’s biggest gainer over the final 18 holes to finish 67th overall with a two-day tally of 244. Senior Shannon Heerey and sophomore Harper Gilreath placed in a tie for 68th overall a stroke back at 245 with true freshman Cassidy Chambers placing 83rd overall with a 54-hole score of 275.
North Florida claimed the event team championship by three strokes over Delaware, which climbed one spot into the runner-up position, 867-to-870. Seton Hall (874) and the College of Charleston (877) both advanced one spot in the final standings while Xavier slid three spots into fifth with a three-round score of 878.
Second-round leader Thitaree Sakulbunpanich of Delaware carded a 2-over par 73 on Monday, slipping into a two-way tie for the individual medalist honors with Kate Owens of James Madison with matching scores of 6-under par, 207.
Western Carolina returns to action in the penultimate event of the spring season, traveling to Morganton, N.C., and the Mimosa Hills Country Club for the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate, hosted by Appalachian State, April 7-8. The Catamounts return to the event after a one-year absence, finishing seventh overall back in 2017 with former Catamount Natalia
15th – Western Carolina – 315-327-321 = 963
37th – Maya White – 71-82-76 = 229
67th – Brianna Plummer – 80-85-79 = 244
T68th – Shannon Heerey – 85-77-83 = 245
T68th – Harper Gilreath – 79-83-83 = 245
83rd – Cassidy Chambers – 91-94-90 = 275