Macon, Ga. – Western Carolina senior Brianna Plummer matched her second lowest round on Tuesday, firing a 2-under par 70 to lead the Catamounts in a four-position rally over the final 18 holes at the Idle Hour Collegiate. Plummer came home in a team-best tie for 26th as WCU advanced into a tie for ninth-place overall in the final event of its fall schedule.
Plummer was a picture of consistency over her final 18 holes, carding 14 pars with three birdies and one bogey in firing 70 to finish the three-round event at 229. Opening on the par-4 14th, the Shelby, N.C., product was even through her first six holes before carding the first of her trio of birdies. Plummer was sitting at 3-under par with two holes to play, but a bogey on the par-3 12th left her at 2-under for the day. All told, Plummer climbed 22 spots over the final 18 holes.
Sophomore Madison Isaacson closed her first semester with the Catamounts well, posting her 12th seasonal round in the 70s with a 4-over par 76 in the final 18 holes. She finished tied for 28th overall with a three-round score of 230, countering six bogeys with a pair of birdies on Tuesday.
Rounding out the scoring five for WCU was junior Maya White in a tie for 42nd overall, posting her best round of 3-over par 75 on Tuesday for a two-day score of 235. White was tied for second in par-5 scoring at 2-under (4.50) on the longest layouts. She was joined by classmate Hazel Martin and freshman Bailee Twiford in a tie for 61st overall with matching scores of 240. Twiford posted her best round of the event over the final 18 holes, matching White with a 3-over 75. Martin posted one of just three eagles in the tournament field over the 54-hole event.
Plummer and White posted a team-best 30 pars over the 54-hole event with Plummer carding 14 over her final round of play to accompany her six birdies.
Charlotte cruised to the 14-stroke victory over tournament-host Mercer, shooting a 3-under par 861 while the Bears finished at 11-over par, 875. Georgia Southern came home third with a two-day score of 894 with Seton Hall (898) and Troy (903) rounding out the top five teams.
Cecile Finne-Ipsen of Charlotte and Georgia Southern’s Ella Ofstedahl finished tied for the individual medalist honors with matching scores of 7-under par, 209. Ofstedahl carding a low-round of 66 on Tuesday to rally to the top of the leader board.
Western Carolina concluded the five-tournament fall portion of its 2019-20 schedule with five team top 10 finishes that saw the Catamounts place inside the top five four times. The Catamounts break until the spring semester, returning to action at the FAU Winter Warm-Up, hosted by Florida Atlantic at the Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton, Fla., Feb. 10-11, 2020.
T9 – Western Carolina – 324-306-296 = 926 (+62)
T26 – Brianna Plummer – 82-77-70 = 229 (+13)
T28 – Madison Isaacson – 78-76-76 = 230 (+14)
T42 – Maya White – 82-78-75 = 235 (+19)
T61 – Hazel Martin – 82-75-83 = 240 (+24)
T61 – Bailee Twiford – 83-82-75 = 240 (+24)