Tenth-ranked Alabama and Stephanie Meadow led wire-to-wire to capture team and medalist honors as the 12th Landfall Tradition concluded Sunday at the Country Club of Landfall’s Pete Dye Course.
The Crimson Tide led by 10 strokes after the opening day, maintained a seven-stroke cushion following the second round and wound up claiming the championship by eight strokes over runner-up Duke. Alabama closed with a 3-over-par 285-290-292=867 total, in front of the Blue Devils at 295-288-292=875. Clemson finished a distant third at 307-291-299=897.
Meadow, meanwhile, edged Duke’s Yu Liu for first place individually. The senior from Northern Ireland fashioned a 3-under 70-71-72=213 scorecard. Liu, a newcomer from Beijing, China, was the only other player under par at 74-69-72=215.
After starting out 11th in the opening round, UNCW finished 17th with a 313-315-316=944 total. Senior Lori Beth Adams tied for 16th individually with a 75-74-75=224 score and senior Laverry Kumar tied for 41st with a 79-77-75=291.
Seahawks earn postseason berth with result
Sophomore Katrina Guillou scored two goals and added an assist to lead UNCW to a 3-1 victory over Delaware in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) women’s soccer action Sunday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks finished the regular season with a 9-9 overall mark and a 4-4 league record as it secured the No. 5 seed for the upcoming CAA Women’s Soccer Championship.
UNCW will open the six-team tournament Nov. 3 with a first-round contest at No. 4 seed Hofstra. Delaware will be the No. 6 seed for the championship and will travel to No. 3 Northeastern for its first-round contest.
Cardona scores deciding goal in 2-1 win
The Seahawks took another step towards securing a CAA tournament berth on Saturday as Mateo Cardona’s goal in the 87th minute lifted UNCW to a 2-1 win over Delaware at the UD Mini Stadium.
UNCW (8-5-1) improved to 3-2 in the league and moved past the Blue Hens (11-4-0), who dropped to 2-3, with nine points. The Seahawks snapped a three-game losing streak to UD and moved to 9-3 in the all-time series.
The Seahawks return to action on Nov. 2 with a 7 p.m. start against William & Mary. The game begins a two-game home stand that closes out the regular season for the Seahawks. UNCW hosts Northeastern on Nov. 6 in the season finale.