Skip to main content Skip to footer
Villavicencio Scores Runner-Up Finish to Lead WCU at Mimosa Hills

April 3, 2017

2017 Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate - Final Results Get Acrobat Reader

Morganton, N.C. - Western Carolina sophomore Natalia Villavicencio posted a runner-up finish on Monday to lead the Catamounts to a seventh-place showing at the 2017 Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate which concluded at the par-72, 6,099-yard Mimosa Hills Country Club.

The Catamounts followed up a first-round score of 308 on Sunday with a final round tally of 312 for a two-day score of 620.

Tied for third after the opening round, Villavicencio advanced to second with a 1-under par round of 71 on Monday. All told, she finished tied for the tournament-lead with 26 pars over the 36-hole event, adding a combined five birdies. The Santiago, Chile, native shot even-par (3.00) on the par-3 holes and was tied for second in par-4 scoring at 1-over (4.05).

Villavicencio finished a stroke behind individual medalist, Taylor Dodson from Gardner-Webb. Dodson rallied from a seventh-place tie after Sunday's first round with a 3-under par, 69, on Monday to finish at 143. It is the fourth top-10 finish for Villavicencio this season and her second top five -- the first of the spring.

Senior Ashley Thompson finished in a five-way tie for 36th overall with a two-round score of 158 (78-80), while junior Amanda Floberg, who charted four birdies in the event, placed 41st with a score of 159 (79-80). Rounding out WCU's scoring five were junior Alyssa Morahan (78-83) and senior Bethany Galloway (80-81), tied for 47th overall at 161.

Playing unattached as an individual, freshman Brianna Plummer posted consecutive rounds of 87 to finish tied for 60th overall with a two-day score of 174.

Second-place after the opening round, Gardner-Webb was three strokes better than first-round leader, Bethune-Cookman, on Monday to claim a two-stroke victory, 599-to-601. USC Upstate (608) rallied to a third-place finish, matching GWU's 295 on the final day. Elon (609) finished fourth with tournament-host Appalachian State (614) rounding out the top five.

Western Carolina now turns its attention to the 2017 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship scheduled for April 23-25 at the Country Club of Lexington in Lexington, S.C. The 54-hole event features 18 holes of competition each day, and will crown the league's champion and award the automatic bid to the NCAA championship.


 

 

Schedules

VIEW FULL SCHEDULES

OFFICIAL STORE

SPONSOR

PAWS SPOTLIGHT