ETSU Women's Golf Concludes Solid Season at NCAA Regional

Sunday, May 12, 2013

AUBURN, Ala. – The ETSU women’s golf team concluded its championship season on Saturday during the third and final round of the NCAA East Regional at the Auburn University Club.

Needing to place in the top eight on the team leaderboard to advance to the NCAA Championships, the Buccaneers ultimately posted a finish of 17th. While the Bucs enjoyed an Atlantic Sun Conference championship this season and bested teams such as No. 47 Penn State and No. 38 Texas State during the regional competition, they came up short of their ultimate goal to reach the national tournament.

For the Bucs, junior Sian Evans was one player who thrived during Saturday’s pressure-packed final round, carding the lowest score of the tournament for an ETSU player. Her 1-under-par 71 helped her rally to finish at 5-over 221, as she tied for a team-best showing of 35th individually. She was followed by A-Sun Freshman of the Year Vivienne Chin (230), First-Team All-Conference selection Gabriella Wahl, Second-Team All-Conference selection Chloe Garner and Lourdes Lopez with three-round totals of 231.

As for the rest of the field, No. 2 Alabama took home the team title by eight strokes over No. 20 Tulane, while Stephanie Meadow made it a Crimson Tide sweep by capturing the individual title with a three-round score of 13-under-par 203. Arkansas  and Oklahoma State tied with totals of 864, followed by Texas (871), Northwestern (874), UCLA (875) and host Auburn (877) rounded out the teams that advanced from the East Regional to the NCAA Championship.