ECU Closes Out Fall With Ninth Place Finish
Oct. 27, 2010
BOULDER CITY, Nevada - One day after posting a school-record round of 278 (10-under), the East Carolina women's golf team fired a 24-over par 312 to finish ninth out of 17 teams at the 2010 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. The event is being held at the par-72, 6,329-yard Boulder Creek Golf Club.
Senior Amber Littman (213) led the Pirates on the afternoon with a four-over 76 (37-39) to finish tied for sixth, her third top-10 finish and fourth top-20 placement of the fall.
Less than 24-hours after setting the school-record for low 18-hole score, a seven-under 65, junior Amy Otteson (226) struggled on the course shooting an eight-over 80 (43-37) to finish tied for 45th. Colleen Estes' five-over 77, which included a one-under 35 on the back nine, gave her a share of 54th place with a three-day score of 228.
Freshman Fanny Wolte closed out the fall with a nine-over 81 (40-41), her worse tournament finish of the year - a tie for 59th. Rounding out the Pirates squad was junior Julia Strandberg's seven-over 79, which included an even-par back nine 36, for a share of 83rd place.
Emily Tubert (Arkansas) led wire-to-wire and finished five strokes ahead of a trio of golfers tied for second. Tubert recorded rounds of 63 (tournament low), 68 and 74 for a three-day total of 205. Fellow Razorbacks Corinna Rees and Kelli Shean along with Kent State's Martina Gavier all posted tournament scores of 210 for all-tournament honors. Idaho's Teo Poplawski rounded out the top-five with her final round two-under par for a tournament score of 211.
Nineteenth-ranked Arkansas cruised to a 23-stroke (846) win despite recording a five-over 293 on Wednesday. Kent State (No. 26) claimed second with an 869 and No. 11 Arizona took third with a 54-hole score of 872 (eight-over). Louisville (No. 35) and Washington (No. 33) finished tied for fourth with a 12-over par 876.
The Pirates will return to action Feb. 13-15 when they participate in the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Fla.