Kiawah Island, S.C. – The Western Carolina women’s golf team completed the opening round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Sunday, carding a team score of 326 to sit in 18th overall. Freshman Amy Wooten and sophomore teammate Hazel Martin carded matching rounds of 8-over par, 80, to sit tied for 65th overall.

Martin carded a team-best two birdies with eight pars on Sunday while Wooten had nine pars and a birdie through the opening 18 holes.

Rounding out WCU’s scoring five is junior Brianna Plummer in a tie for 73rd overall with a score of 82, followed by sophomore Maya White (82nd-t, 84) and her classmate Cameron Wood (92nd, 94).

Paired with golfers from the College of Charleston ‘B’ team and Charleston Southern for a second consecutive day, WCU’s scoring five tees off on the front nine beginning at 9:34 am on Monday morning. Live scoring is available online through

Ranked 35th in the country, tournament-host College of Charleston leads the 18-team field by nine strokes over second-place, Kansas, after shooting 4-under par, 284, on Sunday. The Jayhawks are second at 5-over par, 293, followed by North Florida (294), No. 34 Campbell (297), and Daytona State College rounding out the top five.

CofC’s Clarissa von Stosch paces the 93-golfer field with a first-round, 4-under par 68 on Sunday. She holds a two-stroke lead over North Florida’s Lissette Davalos at 2-under 70. Ariadna Fonseca of Kansas and Anna Rottluff of College of Charleston are tied for third with matching scores of 1-under par, 71, as the top four are the only players below par through 18 holes.


18 – Western Carolina – 326

T65 – Amy Wooten – 80

T65 – Hazel Martin – 80

T73 – Brianna Plummer – 82

T82 – Maya White – 84

92 – Cameron Wood – 94