Gamecocks Finish 13th At Weather-Shortened Landfall Tradition
Oct. 28, 2012
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The South Carolina women's golf team finished 13th at the Landfall Tradition, as the second and third rounds were canceled on Sunday due to heavy overnight rain from Hurricane Sandy.
The Gamecocks played through extremely tough conditions on Saturday in the second round at the Country Club of Landfall and made it through eight to 11 holes before play was suspended because of the weather. South Carolina had moved up to 10th place, but with the cancelation of the final two rounds, it finished 13th with its first-round score of 304 (+16).
Sophomore Justine Dreher finished tied for 15th with her first-round score of 73 (+3). It is the fourth top-20 finish of her career. Senior Meredith Swanson, who played as an individual, juniors Samantha Swinehart and Suzie Lee and freshman Sarah Schmelzel all finished tied for 43rd with scores of 77 (+5). Freshman Chelsey Couch tied for 65th with a score of 79 (+7).
Oklahoma State was declared the tournament champion with a score of 292 (+4). Duke finished one stroke back after shooting a 293 (+3), followed by Purdue (294), Texas Tech (294) and Notre Dame (296). Texas Tech's Kimberly Kaufman won medalist honors after shooting a first-round 67 (-5).
The Gamecocks will now turn their focus to winter workouts to begin preparations for the spring season. South Carolina will open 2013 on Feb. 10 at the UCF Challenge in Sorrento, Fla.
SOUTH CAROLINA RESULTS T15. Justine Dreher (5) 73 (+1) T43. Samantha Swinehart (1) 77 (+5) T43. Sarah Schmelzel (2) 77 (+5) T43. Suzie Lee (4) 77 (+5) T65. Chelsey Couch (3) 79 (+7) *T43. Meredith Swanson 77 (+5) *Playing as an individual