Women's Golf Places Sixth In Final Fall Tournament
Nov. 8, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas - The East Carolina's women's golf team ended the fall season with a sixth place finish Tuesday, at the Challenge at Onion Creek in Austin Texas after posting a final round 292.
Sophomore Fanny Wolte was the top finisher for the Pirates (54-16) taking a share of 14th place with a 54-hole score of 222 (79-70-73). For Wolte it was her fourth top 20 finish of the season and 11th career.
Fellow classmate Faith Hardison and true freshman Katie Kirk finished tied for 24th. Hardison posted a season-low round of 70 (even par) for a tournament score of 225 (78-77-70), while Kirk closed out the event with a 5-over 75 after posting rounds of 79 and 71 on Monday.
"We dug ourselves into a hole Monday morning playing our worst round of the season and just couldn't recover," said Head Coach Kevin Williams. "I was proud of the way the team showed some fight and grit today to end the fall season on a positive note. I'm really excited about what the spring semester holds but we just need to rest up after traveling a bunch over the last three weeks to Las Vegas and Texas."
Winning the tournament was Texas Tech, which shot 874 as a team finishing four shots ahead of Michigan (878) and UTSA (878). Arkansas-Little Rock (885) and host Texas State (886) rounded out the top five.
Texas Tech's Gabriella Dominguez took home medalist honors with a score of 212. UTSA's Fabiola Arriaga and Columbia's Michelle Plyapattra claimed a share of second falling one-shot behind Dominguez.
The Pirates will now have three months away from competition before returning to action on Feb. 26, at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Golf Championships in New Orleans, La.