Dunbar, Wofford finish fourth at Highlander Invitational
RADFORD, VA. – Lauren Dunbar earned her first career tournament top-five finish as she ended the Highlander Invitational in a tie for fourth place with a 76-74=150 to lead the Wofford women’s golf team to a fourth-place team finish at the on the par-72, 6,179 yard Draper Valley Golf Club on Sunday afternoon.
Dunbar won a dual match event against Radford at the same course in fall of 2011 with a score of 72 to pick up her first collegiate first-place finish. She now has two finishes in the top 10 and five top-20 finishes in her career.
The Terriers shot a 315 in the opening round and followed with a 306 in round two for a 621. Gardner-Webb won the event with a 303-296=599, while Winthrop took second with a 307-301=608. Host Radford finished third at 307-305=612, while High Point rounded out the top five at 318-306=624.
Following Dunbar for the Terriers was Emiley Pagrabs, who turned in a 78-79=157 and finished in a tie for 18th. Anne Marie Covar (78-80=158), Maegan Higgins (83-76=159) and Shelby Winters (83-77=160) finished 20th, 21st and 22nd, respectively.
Competing as an individual, Alex Hendricks carded an 81-75=156 to earn her sixth career top-20 finish, as she took 16th.
Wofford will tee off again on Sept. 30 in the South Carolina State Fall Invitational in Charleston, S.C.
Chattanooga finishes 14th at Mason Rudolph Championship
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Chattanooga Mocs women’s golf team ended up 14th against a strong field at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship. Chattanooga shot 938 over 54 holes at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
UTC ended up 11 shots behind Tulane in 13th and 45 ahead of Memphis in 15th. Arizona (889) captured the team title, while Emilie Burger of Georgia was medalist (E, 216).
Junior Jordan Britt led the Mocs with a 54-hole total of 229 (+13). That was good for a tie for 28th.
Freshman Emily McLennan tied for the second-lowest UTC round of the event with a three-over par 75 today. She completed her tourney at 232, just three behind Britt.
Marion Duvernay was third for the Mocs at 241. She was a stroke ahead of Mette Kryger at 242. Porsche Campbell was another four shots behind Kryger at 246.
Chattanooga has a long layoff until its next event, just up the road in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Championship. The tournament starts Friday, Oct. 12, and runs through Sunday, the 14th.