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Greensboro, N.C. – Western Carolina true freshman Amy Wooten posted rounds of 78 and 79 in her collegiate debut to lead the Catamount women’s golf team after two rounds of its 2018-19 season opener at the Starmount Forest Fall Intercollegiate. WCU sits in 14th as a team with 18 holes to play Tuesday at the par-72, 6,186-yard Starmount Forest Country Club.

Wooten carded a team-high 25 pars over the first 36 holes on Monday, sitting in a tie for seventh in the tournament in that category. The Clinton, N.C., native posted rounds of 78 and 79 for a 36-hole total of 157 to sit in a four-way tie for 49th overall.

Junior Brianna Plummer carded four birdies over her 36 holes on Monday, sitting in a tie for 56th overall with a two-round score of 160. Sophomore Hazel Martin is tied for 60th overall after matching scores of 81 (162. Martin was among the tournament leaders in par-5 scoring, shooting 5-under (4.38) on the longer layouts, aided by an event-high two eagles.

Rounding out WCU’s scoring five were sophomore Maya White in a tie for 63rd overall at 163 (81-82) and freshman Cassidy Chambers in 85th after rounds of 88 and 90 for a two-round score of 178.

Paced by individual leader Malia Stovall who shot a 3-under par, 141, Tennessee carries a 13-stroke lead over tournament host UNCG into Tuesday’s third round. The Volunteers posted a two-round score of 8-over par 584 while the Spartans hold the runner-up spot with a +21, 597. UAB sits in third place just three strokes behind UNCG at 600 while Troy and Appalachian State share the fourth position a stroke in arrears at +25, 601.

Stovall leads UNCG’s Tara Bettle by a stroke, 141-to-142, while UAB’s Tia Tiniketo sits in third at even-par, 144.

Paired with golfers from Elon and North Carolina A&T, the Catamount scoring five will tee-off between the 13th and 15th hol4e on Tuesday beginning at 9:00 am. Live scoring is available online at BirdieFire.com.

 

 

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