|Adams Claims Seahawk Classic Crown|
WALLACE, North Carolina – Senior Lori Beth Adams posted an even par 72 in the final round to capture individual medalist honors in the UNCW Seahawk Classic Sunday on the River Course at the River Landing Golf Course.
A native of Burlington, N.C., Adams finished the 54-hole event with a one-over-par scorecard of 217 (74-71-72), giving her a four-stroke victory over the field as she recorded the first win and eighth top five finish of her collegiate career.
With the win, Adams also becomes the fifth UNCW player to earn medalist honors in the UNCW Seahawk classic, joining former Seahawk standouts Becky Berzonski (2004), Michelle Jarman (2006), Emily Klein (2007) and Carmen Perez-Narbon (2008 & 2010).
Elon’s Kelsey Madmaev (73-73-75=221) and Sunna Vidisdottir (69-77-77=223) claimed second and third, respectively, to pace a Phoenix lineup that led wire-to-wire as it posted an eight-shot victory with a three-round total of 907 (297-306-304).
Host UNCW (313-303-299=915) combined for a season-low 299 on Sunday to claim second place while fellow Colonial Athletic Association foe Delaware (310-306-311=918) took third. Defending champion Old Dominion (300-316-304=920) finished fourth and Eastern Michigan (306-313-306=925) was fifth.
Led by Adams, UNCW placed three players in the top 10 as sophomores Annette Lyche (82-74-73=229) and Meghan Theiss (78-76-75=229) finished tied for seventh at 13-over-par. Seniors Laverry Kumar (80-85-79=T-35th) and Megan Burnham (81-82-86=249/41st) completed UNCW’s entry while senior Jeanne Metivier (92-89-87=268/49th), junior Mallory Warrick (84-80-83=247/T-39th) and sophomore Elizabeth Hall (83-82-80=239/t-39th) all competed as individual entries.
UNCW returns to action April 18-20 as it competes in the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golf Championships at the St. James Plantation in nearby Southport.
Team Results: 1 Elon (297-306-304=907); 2 UNCW (313-303-299=915); 3 Delaware (301-306-311=918); 4 Old Dominion (300-316-304=920); 5 Eastern Michigan (306-313-306=925); Ball State (316-312-308=936); 7 Radford (312-310-323=945); 8 Longwood (315-319-322=956); 9 Richmond (335-337-333=1005)
UNCW Results: Lori Beth Adams (74-71-72=217/1st); Annette Lyche (82-74-73=229/T-7th); Meghan Theiss (78-76-75=229/T-7th); Laverry Kumar (80-85-79=T-35th); Megan Burnham (81-82-86=249/41st); Jeanne Metivier (92-89-87=268/49th); Mallory Warrick (84-80-83=247/T-39th); Elizabeth Hall (83-82-80=239/t-39th)