UNCW Captures Second Straight CAA Crown
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
SOUTHPORT, North Carolina - The UNCW women's golf team carded a team total 304 in the final round Sunday to capture the 2012 CAA Women's Golf Championship on the Reserve Course of the St. James Plantation.
The Seahawks, who defended their 2011 title with the victory and picked up the program's fourth conference tournament crown in six seasons, also received the league's automatic berth in the 2012 CAA Women's Golf Regionals, scheduled for May 10-12 in State College, Pa. (East), Columbus, Ohio (Central) and Erie, Colo. (West). The Seahawks will learn their destination during the NCAA's selection announcement on Monday, April 30.
"We are excited that we were able to capture our second straight Colonial Athletic Association Championship today," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "The girls played well all weekend and were able to excel under pressure-filled circumstances today in holding off a very talented James Madison squad. I am extremely proud of them and I am also very happy that we will get an opportunity to continue playing and represent the CAA in the NCAA Women's Golf Regionals."
UNCW finished with a three-round total of 909 (300-305-304), the third lowest 54-hole team score in tournament history. James Madison finished four strokes back of the Seahawks in second with a 54-hole total of 913 (294-318-301). Georgia State claimed third with a 310-306-302=918 scorecard.
Senior Sofia Hagsund posted a final round 74 to claim second place with a five-over-par finish of 221 (72-75-74). Sophomore Lori Beth Adams carded an even-par 72 Sunday and ended the tournament one shot back of Hagsund in third with a 222 (74-76-72) scorecard. Sophomore Laverry Kumar recorded a tournament total of 229 (76-77-76=229) to earn a share of ninth place while senior Alei Mitchell (83-77-82=242/T-30th) and sophomore Jeanne Metivier (78-84-85=247/T-36th) completed UNCW's entry.Georgia State's Charlotte Lorentzen took home the individual title with a one-over-par tournament total of 217 (75-69-73). Old Dominion's Elizabeth Haycock (72-78-73=223) finished fourth and James Madison's Nicole Sakamoto (71-76-77=224) placed fifth.