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McLeod, Adams Sweep CAA Golf Honors

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 09/19/2012
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Juniors Payne McLeod (right) and Lori Beth Adams gave UNCW a sweep of the Colonial Athletic Association's Player-of-the-Week honors in men's and women's golf.
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Juniors Payne McLeod (right) and Lori Beth Adams gave UNCW a sweep of the Colonial Athletic Association's Player-of-the-Week honors in men's and women's golf.
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Juniors Payne McLeod and Lori Beth Adams have given UNCW a sweep of the Colonial Athletic Association's Player-of-the-Week honors in men's and women's golf.

McLeod was recognized after finishing tied for 12th at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate last weekend in Chapel Hill, N.C.

A first-team All-CAA selection as a sophomore, McLeod opened the season with an impressive outing in helping the Seahawks finish sixth in a 14-team field that included six teams that played in the 2012 NCAA tournament.

McLeod opened the final day in a tie for 19th overall, but fashioned an even-par 72 to climb seven spots on the leader board and post his 16th career top-20 finish.

Adams, meanwhile, earned the women's honor after placing in the top 10 for the second consecutive week with a ninth-place finish at the Cardinal Cup in Simpsonville, Ky.

The Burlington, N.C., product carded a five-over-par tournament total of 221 (75-73-73) to pace three top 15 performers for the Seahawks in the 86-player field as junior Laverry Kumar and freshman Johanna Bjoerk both ended the event tied for 14th.

A 2011-12 second-team All-CAA honoree, Adams opened the 2012-13 season with a tie for eighth place at Wofford's Terrier Intercollegiate earlier in the month. She now has five top 10 finishes to her credit, including three in her last four tournaments played.

Both programs return to action Oct. 1-2. The men are at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate, hosted by South Carolina, on Daufuskie Island, S.C., while the women travel to Glen View, Ill., to take part in the Windy City Collegiate Classic, hosted by Northwestern.


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