Sophomore Nicoline Engstroem Skaug
April 23, 2014
GULF SHORES, Ala. - The East Carolina duo of Nicoline Engstroem Skaug and Fanny Wolte each posted Top-10 finishes at the 2014 Conference USA Women's Golf Championships Wednesday afternoon. The three-day, 54-hole event was being held at the Peninsula Gulf & Racquet (par 72/6,145 yards).
Skaug, who claimed individual medalist honors a year ago, carded a final round 71 finishing tied for seventh with a 1-over 217. Wolte (218) shot an even round 72 finishing one stroke behind Skaug in a tie for ninth, her third Top-10 finish of the year.
Lane Gakeler played her best golf of the season during the championships carding a three-day score of 224 (8-over) claiming a season-best share of 25th place. Rounding out the Pirates roster were Frida Gustafsson Spang (227/11-over) and Katie Kirk (228/12-over) finishing tied for 33rd and 35th out of 65 golfers.
Fabiola Arriaga (UTSA) won individual medalist honors after carding a 9-under 207, tying the C-USA Championship individual record for 54 holes. Gemma Dryburgh lead Tulane, finishing second overall with a 211 (5-under), just ahead of teammate Emily Penttila who placed third with a 213 (3-under). For their efforts, all three players were named to the 2014 Conference USA Women's Golf All-Tournament Team.
Thirty-fourth ranked Tulane won the team title with a tournament-record 8-under 856 (281-291-284). The Roadrunners (866) finished 10 strokes behind the Green Wave in second with Middle Tennessee (879) claiming third, while Old Dominion (881) and Florida International (881) finished in a tie for fourth one shot ahead of East Carolina (882).
ECU, who is expected to make its seventh-straight Regional appearance, will learn its NCAA post-season on Monday, April 28 when the selection committee announced the tournament field live on Golf Channel during Golf Central, which will air that evening from 6 to 7 p.m. (ET).