April 7, 2018
No. 9 Women's Golf at Bryan National Collegiate
BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. -- South Carolina women’s golf earned a top-five finish at the Bryan National Collegiate after moving up two spots on the leaderboard in the final round of the 54-hole event Saturday at Bryan Park Golf Course.
The No. 9 Gamecocks posted a third-round 304 (+16) in rainy conditions to end the tournament in fifth place with a two-day total of 898 (+34).
Carolina’s Lois Kaye Go tied for third individually following a 3-over 75 Saturday. Go, who boasted a three-round mark of 219 (+3), totaled 13 pars over her final 18 holes. She notched her lone birdie of the day on her second hole, the par-3 seventh.
Senior Ainhoa Olarra fired the low round among Gamecocks, posting a 1-over 73. The San Sebastian, Spain, native, who tied for 16th at 9-over 225, notched back-to-back birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 and closed her tournament with six-straight pars.
Carolina junior Marion Veysseyre also grabbed a top-25 finish after totaling a three-round score of 226 (+10). Veysseyre tallied 12 pars and six bogeys en route to a final-round 78 (+6). The third-year golfer ended the weekend tied for 21st.
Ana Pelaez tied for 32nd (+12), while fellow Gamecock sophomore Anita Uwadia placed in a tie for 73rd. Pelaez notched her lone birdie of the day on the par-3 seventh and shot a 78 (+6). Uwadia turned in an up-and-down round that included four birdies.
Carolina’s Gaby Amos was also in action this weekend, competing as an individual. The Gainesville, Fla., native posted a final-round 80 (+8) and finished tied for 58th (+19).
No. 21 Wake Forest won the Bryan National Collegiate with a three-round score of 888 (+24), while No. 7 Furman (893, +29) grabbed runner-up honors. Jennifer Kupcho of the Demon Deacons captured the individual title after finishing at 1-under 215.
QUOTING COACH Kalen Anderson
“We rebounded today by simply not giving in to the extreme conditions. I was very pleased with our focus in the cold and rain. Today’s competitive attitude is what I’m looking for heading into the postseason.”
ROUND CHANGER Lois Kaye Go
Gamecock sophomore Lois Kaye Go battled tough conditions and shot par or better on 14 of her 18 holes Saturday en route to a top-three finish. She led the Gamecocks with nine birdies for the weekend.
South Carolina opens postseason play at the 2018 SEC Women’s Golf Championship (Apr. 18-22) in Birmingham, Ala. The five-day event at Greystone Golf Club will feature three rounds of stroke play before the field is cut to an eight-team match-play bracket.
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