Seahawks Enjoying Success On Links
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - With summer now in full swing, many current and former members of the UNCW women's golf program have enjoyed recent successes on the links.
Across the pond, rising junior Jeanne Metivier captured the Jean-Louis Jurion Trophy at the Grand Prix De Valescure in her native France in early June. Metivier carded a 68-74-71=213 during the 54-hole event, defeating Marion Benzekri in a playoff to earn her first amateur victory.
Fellow rising junior Lori Beth Adams tied for seventh place with a six-over-par 150 at the U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifier at the Carolina Trace Country Club in early June. Adams finished just four shots off the pace set by former Wake Forest standout Cheyenne Woods and Katherine Perry.
Sophomore Mallory Warrick advanced to the championship flight of the Women's Southern Golf Association Amateur Championship in late May, where she was defeated in match play competition by Daniela Lendl, daughter of former world No.1 tennis player Ivan Lendl. Senior Danielle Lamy also took part in the event and captured the second flight championship with a 3-and-2 victory over Rachel Wyatt.
In the professional ranks, former standout Ashley Tait continued her strong play on the newly-formed Grasshopper Tour with her second straight victory at the Club West event in May. Tait was under par for all three rounds, fashioning a two-stroke victory with a 70-68-69=207 scorecard.
Tait also posted a top-10 finish at the 2012 HealthONE Colorado Women's Open in early June, closing with a five-over-par 76-68-77=221 to claim a share of eighth place. Fellow Seahawk golf standout and volunteer assistant coach Michelle Jarman also took part in the 54-hole event, placing 41st with an 80-73-78=231 finish.