Greensboro, N.C. – The Western Carolina women’s golf team climbed one spot in the final team standings on Tuesday, closing its season-opening event – and the first under head coach Courtney Gunter – in 13th-place with a three-round score of 964. Freshman Amy Wooten paced the Catamount scoring five, finishing in a tie for 54th overall.
Wooten finished with a three-day score of 238 in her collegiate debut, following her first-day scores of 78 and 79 with an 81 on Tuesday. Sophomore Maya White advanced seven spots over the final 18 holes by carding a team tournament-low round of 4-over par, 76. White countered six bogeys with a pair of birdies and 10 pars over the final 18 holes to match the best round of her WCU career. The Fletcher, N.C., native finished with a team-best six birdies including two in each round.
Junior Brianna Plummer came home in a tie for 65th overall with a three-round score of 243, just ahead of sophomore Hazel Martin in 68th overall with a three-round score of 245. Thanks to a tournament-best two eagles, Martin finished second in overall par-5 scoring. Freshman Cassidy Chambers rounded out WCU’s scoring side in 83rd overall.
Second-round leader Tennessee cruised to a 35-stroke victory over tournament host UNCG as the Volunteers finished with a 2-over par 866 while the Spartans came home with a 901 in their home tournament. High Point and Troy finished tied for third overall with a score of 904 with Appalachian State and UAB rounding out the top five, tied at 905.
Led by individual medalist Malia Stovall with a 5-under par 211, Tennessee put four of its scoring five inside the top 10. Stovall claimed a six-stroke victory over runner-up Tara Bettle from UNCG.
Western Carolina returns to action in the first of three consecutive weeks of tournament play at the Palmetto Intercollegiate, hosted by the College of Charleston at the Turtle Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, S.C., on Oct. 21-23.
13 – Western Carolina – 321-321-322 = 964
T54 – Amy Wooten – 78-79-81 = 238 (+22)
56 – Maya White – 81-82-76 = 239 (+23)
T65 – Brianna Plummer – 81-79-83 = 243 (+27)
68 – Hazel Martin – 81-81-83 = 245 (+29)
83 – Cassidy Chambers – 88-90-82 = 260 (+44)