April 21, 2009
2009 Southern Conference Women's Golf Final Results
Hilton Head, S.C. - Western Carolina posted the third-lowest round of the final day to advance two positions, finishing sixth overall at the 2009 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championships at the par 72, 6,050-yard Moss Creek Resort North Course. Sophomore Josefine Sundh posted her career-best finish at the event, slipping six spots over the final round to finish tied for 11th overall to lead the Catamounts.
Also on Tuesday, WCU freshman Blaire Minter was named All-Southern Conference, as well as to the SoCon All-Freshman team. Minter becomes the eighth different Catamount to earn all-conference plaudits since 2002. She is also the fourth freshman to earn All-SoCon in her first season, joining Line Cordes, Brandy Andersen and Desiree Karlsson.
Furman led wire-to-wire to claim the team championship by 22 strokes over second-place Chattanooga, which moved three positions in the final round to the runner-up spot. The Lady Paladins shot 916 to win their 13th conference title all-time, with UTC shooting 938 in second. Elon finished third at 955, followed by College of Charleston (961) and UNC Greensboro (962) in rounding out the top five.
Western Carolina moved two positions on the final day, shooting 315 to finish with a 54-hole score of 971 in sixth place. Wofford was seventh at 976, followed by Samford (985), Appalachian State (1003) and The Citadel (1049).
Defending medalist Stefanie Kenoyer of Furman repeated as champion, winning the individual championship by four strokes over Elon's Danielle Mills in second. Kenoyer, a sophomore, carded a seven-over 223 while Mills was second at 227.
Sundh finished her three rounds with an 82 on Tuesday to slip from fifth-place entering the round into a tie for 11th where she finished at 237.
Both junior Desiree Karlsson and Minter each carded their tourney-low rounds of 77 on Tuesday in helping Western advance in the final team standings. Karlsson finished tied for 14th overall at 238, while Minter moved to a tie for 28th with a three-day score of 247. Freshman Rachel Nelson finished tied for 31st with a 54-hole score of 249, while classmate Ashley Shinn was 46th with a 264.