Kiawah Island, S.C. – The Western Carolina women’s golf team put the finishing touches on its second event of the fall, closing the Palmetto Intercollegiate with a season-low team round of 307 for a three-day score of 926 and an 18th-place overall team finish. Sophomore Maya White carded her career-low round of 1-over par, 73, to led WCU in Tuesday’s final round.
White climbed eight spots in the final individual standings to finished tied for 77th overall with a 54-hole score of 239, her best three-round tournament score. The Fletcher, N.C., product countered three bogeys and one double-bogey with four birdies of her team-best six birdies on Tuesday.
Sophomore Hazel Martin led the Catamounts in the final individual standings, pacing WCU over the three-round event with a score of 238, following consecutive rounds of 80 with a 78 on Tuesday. Martin carded 12 pars and six bogeys on the final 18 holes.
WCU freshman Amy Wooten slipped into a tie for 80th overall with a three-round score of 241 (80-81-80), matching junior teammate Brianna Plummer who posted her best round of the event on the final day at 79. Rounding out the Catamount scoring five was sophomore Cameron Wood in 91st overall, saving her best for last with a career-low round of 77 on Tuesday. Wood carded an eagle on her final hole of the event, the par-4 17th.
Tournament host, No. 35 College of Charleston (858), led from start-to-finish in cruising to an 11-stroke victory over hard-charging No. 34 Campbell (869), which by-passed third-place Kansas (872) on Tuesday. North Florida (885) finished fourth with No. 47 Charlotte and Wichita State tying for the fifth-place position with matching scores of 893.
Using a tournament-low round of 5-under par, 67, Campbell’s Emily Hawkins jumped five spots over the final standings to join the two-way tie between College of Charleston golfers as individual co-medalists. Clarissa von Stosch from CofC, who led after both 18 and 36 holes, closed her tournament with a 1-over par, 73, for the matching score of 212 while her teammate Victoria Huskey shot 3-under, 69, to climb two spots into the three-way finish atop the leaderboard.
Western Carolina returns to action Oct. 29-30 at the Terrier Intercollegiate at the Country Club of Spartanburg in South Carolina. The tournament was added to the schedule after Hurricane Florence forced the cancellation of the ECU Pirate Intercollegiate back in mid-September.
18 – Western Carolina – 326-323-307 = 956 (+73)
T71 – Hazel Martin – 80-80-78 = 238 (+22)
T77 – Maya White – 84-82-73 = 239 (+23)
T80 – Amy Wooten – 80-81-80 = 241 (+25)
T80 – Brianna Plummer – 82-80-79 = 241 (+25)
91 – Cameron Wood – 94-91-77 = 262 (+46)