Golf Finishes In 13th At NCAA East Regional

UABSPORTS.COM Freshman Nicoline Engstroem Skaug
Freshman Nicoline Engstroem Skaug

May 12, 2013


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AUBURN, Ala. - The East Carolina women's golf team carded a final round 301 to finish 13th in the NCAA East Regional at the Auburn University Club. For the Pirates it was their best finish in post-season play since the 2009-10 season regional where they finished 12th.

Freshman Nicoline Engstroem Skaug (216) finished her first NCAA post-season tournament with an even score of 216 after her final round 3-under par 69. Junior Fanny Wolte (222) carded a final round 2-over par 74 and finished tied for 39th, while freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang (224) finished tied for 51st after a final round 5-over 77.

Sophomores Emily Eng (83) and Katie Kirk (81) closed out Regional play in a tie for 118th with a three-day score of 245.

"I'm disappointed we did not play well as a team this week but we have a lot to be proud of this year" ECU Head Coach Kevin Williams said. "All five starters return and if we can get better as a team at handling pressure situations, we have a chance to be very good. Hopefully the experience gained this year by a young team will benefit us next year."

Alabama won the East Regional with a 20-under par 844 finishing eight shots ahead of Conference USA member Tulane (852). Rounding our the top five were Arkansas (864), Oklahoma State (864) and Texas (871).

Northwestern (874), UCLA (875) and regional host Auburn (877) all qualified for the NCAA Championships with a top-eight finish on Saturday.

Alabama's Stephanie Meadow claimed medalist honors with a 13-under par 203 finishing six shots ahead of Princeton's Kelly Shon (209). Madison Opfer (Tulane) took third after finishing 6-under par (210).

The Pirates close out the 2012-13 season with a 129-67-1 record.