Newberry Observer

Wingate tops 2018 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Championship

ELGIN — The Wolves finished the 2018 SAC Women’s Golf Championship tenth overall with a final score of 1006. Newberry improved on Round Three matching their opening day score of 333.

The No. 15 Bulldogs of Wingate matched their own tournament-low score with a final-round 312. The 26-stroke gap between their competitors was thanks to individual medalist Mind Puangcharoen.

Queens, Lenoir-Rhyne, and Lincoln Memorial all finished in the top four respectively. Carson-Newman and Anderson concluded play in a tie for fifth.

Setting the pace for Newberry was Taylor Lance, she finished in a six-way tie for 15ththanks to her nine-stroke improvement to nab a 77 with a total of 243.

Lance was at five over for the day but parred every hole except five. With the weather finally manageable, she concluded the front nine at three over par and finished the back only two over.

Johana Lunackova matched her Round Two score of 83 which was two-strokes better than Day One. In a four-way tie for 31stand a score of 251, she was 11 over on the day.

In that tie with Lunackova is Nabila Inak who was only one stroke off of her teammate. Inak finished the day 12 over and the tournament with a 251. She also birdied the same par-four 16th hole from yesterday.

Brette Bryant’s 270 strokes included her final day four stroke improvement and a birdie on par-four 7th hole, her first of the tournaments. At 17 over for the day Bryant was only five over on the back nine.

Aubrey Guyton finished the tournament with a score of 264 and finished six over on the back nine, hitting par four times.

In Round Two play, Lance set the pace for the Wolves shooting 86 going 14 over par. Her total tournament score for Round Two was 166, which placed her in a tie for 25th overall.

Newberry concludes the 2017-2018 season placing in the top five four times over the course of nine tournaments.

Taylor Lance landed in a tie for 15th.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_3522d492-6854-44a2-a6b9-bc8507bc16c6-Lance.jpgTaylor Lance landed in a tie for 15th. Courtesy photo

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