Carolinas Amateur: UNCW alum surges in final round to place third, Southport’s Sloup finishes fifth

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UNCW alum Lori Beth Adams moved up the leaderboard after firing a two-under-par, 70, on the final day of competition to finish third, while Southport’s Ashley Sloup tied for fifth at the 89th Annual Carolinas Amateur Women’s Golf Championship held at Treyburn Country Club in Durham.

Ashley Sloup just finished up her freshman year at Winthrop. Photo courtesy- @Ashley_Sloup on Twitter.
Ashley Sloup just finished up her freshman year at Winthrop. Photo courtesy- @Ashley_Sloup on Twitter.

Adams shot low round of the day to surge into third, but three shots off the pace as Katie Kirk’s two-over, 74, on Thursday was good enough to secure back-to-back titles. A tap in for bogey on the 18th green clinched the two stroke victory over Sarah Bae of Pinehurst.

The 22 year old became just the 10th woman to win back-to-back Carolinas Women’s Amateur titles.

After holing five birdies in the second round to post one-under 71, Adams added six more birdies on day three. Her two-under par performance helped her climb the leaderboard into a solo third place finish at two-over par.

Sitting at plus-one for the tournament and two shots behind Kirk heading into the final round, Sloup held steady over opening nine holes on day three until running into trouble after the turn with two double bogeys and three bogeys on the back to finish six-over-par for the tournament.