HIGHLAND PARK, Illinois –The UNCW women’s golf team posted a team total 314 during the final round Tuesday to finish in 14th place in the Windy City Collegiate Championship at the Northmoor Country Club.

Senior Lori Beth Adams (73-77-74=224) posted a three-over-par 74 on Tuesday to earn a share of 41st place and lead the Seahawks (308-311-314=933). Senior Laverry Kumar (79-77-78=234) finished tied for 64th while fellow senior Megan Burnham (78-79-79=236) ended the event two shots back of Kumar in a tie for 68th. Junior Mallory Warrick (81-78-83=242/T-76th) and senior Jeanne Metivier (78-79-88=245/78th) completed UNCW’s entry.

“Today was a tough day for scoring as the wind picked up, but I felt that we struggled this entire tournament with our ball striking and didn’t really give ourselves much of a chance to score low,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “We had a tough time managing our final nine holes today and learning from that experience is going to be crucial as we progress during the season.”

Second-round leader Southern California (284-278-291=853) led wire-to-wire to claim the team title with a two-stroke victory over Oklahoma State (281-282-292=855). Pac-12 rivals Arizona (285-279-293=857) and Stanford (287-280-290=857) finished in a tie for third while host Northwestern (284-287-296=867) took fifth.

Arizona’s Lindsey Weaver (70-69-69=208) captured individual medalist honors with a five-under-par tournament total of 208, finishing two shots in front of 36-hole leader Kyung Kim (69-68-73=210) and Oklahoma State’s Julie Yang (69-69-72=210). Stanford’s Lauren Kim (75-68-69=212) and Iowa State’s Cajsa Persson (71-70-71=212) ended the event in a tie for fourth.  

“This was a national championship-caliber field and it was a good opportunity for us to measure ourselves against some of the top programs in the country,” said Ho. “We still have work to do in regards to course management and our short game, but the most important thing right now is that we need to hit the ball better. We are putting ourselves in situations where we have to give up unnecessary strokes in order to recover from our bad shots and because of that, we’re not giving ourselves a chance to be successful right now.”

The Seahawks return to action Oct. 7-8 in the ECU Lady Pirate Intercollegiate at the Greenville Country Club.

“We have a quick turnaround to get ready for the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate,” said Ho. “We just need to get home and work hard at finding our game so that we can be competitive.”