Women's golf team finishes 23rd at regional
Published: Sunday, May 13, 2012
Updated: Sunday, May 13, 2012 17:05
The UNC women’s golf squad concluded its successful season after three days at the NCAA West Regional Saturday held at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, finishing in 23rd place with a score of 941 (77-over par).
UCLA and LSU both carded 873 strokes (9-over) to tie for the lead. Both schools, along with Pepperdine, Colorado, Baylor, Stanford, North Carolina and Oklahoma qualified for the NCAA Championships later this month.
The University of Northern Colorado was led by junior Carleigh Silvers, who finished in a four-way tie for 56th. On Saturday the Big Sky champion matched the 75 she shot Thursday and concluded the regional with a 227 (11-over).
Following Silvers was junior Hannah McNeley, tying for 110th. On Saturday McNeley shot a 3-over 75 for her best score, after shooting 80 and 83 in the first two days, respectively. In the sole spot of 112th was senior Chelsea Silvers, who shot a 78, 79 and 83 for a 240 (24-over).
Senior Ali Nelson and junior Libby Avery finished things off for the Bears, finishing in 117th and 121st, respectively. Nelson shot her best round of the regional on Saturday when she finished with a 73. Nelson turned in scores of 84 and 85 previously, giving her a three-day score of 242 (26-over).
Avery’s strongest day was Thursday, when she shot 6-over 78 par. After a 90 and an 85, Avery ended with a total of 253 (37-over).