Senior Fanny Wolte
March 6, 2014
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - East Carolina senior Fanny Wolte and sophomore Nicoline Engstroem Skaug recorded Top 15 finishes at the 2014 Hurricane Invitational en route to the Pirates sixth place finish Wednesday afternoon. The three-day, 54-hole event was being held at the par-71, 6,092-yard Biltmore Golf Course.
Wolte improved two spots from second round action posting a 1-over 72 to finish tied for 11th with a three-day total of 216 (3-over), her 18th career Top 20 finish in 40 career events.
Skaug, who also carded a final round 1-over 72, moved up five spots claiming a share of 13th with a tournament scored of 217 (4-over), which was her ninth career Top 20 placement.
Miami's Daniela Darquea claimed medalist honors winning on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. She started the final round in third place, two strokes behind second-day leader Sasikarn On-Iam from Iowa State. Darquea birdied 17 and 18 to force the sudden-death playoff with On-Iam, who shot 2-over 73 during the final round. The playoff lasted just one hole as Darquea pared the par-4 No. 10 for her first college victory, finishing at 2-under 211.
Middle Tennessee's Avery George finished third at 1-under (212), while Kennesaw State's Ines Lescudier was fourth at even-par (213), followed by Daytona State's Tiffany Chan and Northwestern's Hana Lee in fifth place at 1-over (214).
Northwestern held off second-day leader Iowa State to win the team title. The 18th-ranked Wildcats finished at 12-over (864), one stroke ahead of the Cyclones, who finished at 13-over (865). Host and No. 30 Miami finished third at 22-over (874), followed by Campbell (877), Kennesaw State (878) and East Carolina (882).
The Pirates will be back in action March 14-16 when they travel out west to Mesa, Ariz. to participate in the Clover Cup.