Senior Amy Otteson
May 12, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The East Carolina women's golf team carded a final round 328 (40-over) to finish 21st at the 2012 NCAA Central Regional, which was being hosted by Ohio State at the par-72, Scarlet Course. The top eight teams out of 24 and two individuals, not from those teams advance to the NCAA Championships.
Senior Amy Otteson closed out her collegiate career with an 18-over par 234 for a share of 50th place finishing atop the Pirates roster. Redshirt sophomore Faith Hardison (236) posted a final round 80 (8-over) to finish tied for 64th, while fellow classmate Fanny Wolte (242) carded a 10-over 82 for a share of 96th place. Rounding out the squad were a pair of freshmen Emily Eng (255) and Katie Kirk (282), who finished 120th and 126th in their first NCAA Regional appearance.
In the team standings, No. 3 USC (874) continued their roll and finished in first place after each round, claiming medalist honors. Vanderbilt (899) stayed in second place for the second day after shooting 11-over 299. Three shots back, Purdue (902) rounded out the leader board in third place after having their best round of golf. The five other teams moving on the NCAA Championships (in order from fourth place finish to eighth): Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio State, North Carolina State, and Arkansas. The Pirates finished with a three-day score of 967 (329-310-318).
The two individuals moving on to the NCAA Championships are Maria Salinas of Florida State and Rocio Sanchez Lobato of Georgia. Salinas finished in a tie for first place overall, shooting 2-under 70 today and completing the tournament at 3-under 213. Sanchez Lobato shot 6-over 222 after three rounds and placed in a tie for 10th place overall.
The NCAA Central Regional rounds out the 2011-2012 season for the Pirates, who posted a 105-68 record and participated in their fifth-straight NCAA Regional.