UNCW Seahawks Women’s Golf team places 9th at LSU Tiger Classic

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Freshman stand out Thao My Nguyen led UNCW to eighth place after the first two rounds Friday. (Courtesy of UNCW Athletics)
Freshman stand out Thao My Nguyen led UNCW to eighth place after the first two rounds Friday. (Courtesy of UNCW Athletics)

BATON ROUGE — Freshman Thao My Nguyen carded a five-over-par 147 to lead UNCW to a share of eighth place after the first two rounds at the LSU Tiger Classic at The University Club on Friday afternoon.

The Seahawks shot a pair of identical 301 team scores to earn a share of eighth place with Clemson, which also shot 301 in both team rounds. Duke, the No. 11 team in the GolfStat rankings, holds a 13-stroke lead over Oklahoma State after shooting rounds of 285 and 286.

Nguyen enters the final round in a tie for 13th place after posting a 74 in the first round followed by a one-over-par 73 in the second round.

Sophomore Ellinoora Moisio holds a piece of 29th place with a seven-over-par 151 through two rounds, including a 75 in the second round.

Juniors Lyberty Anderson and Kayla Thompson are tied for 39th place with identical eight-over-par scores. Anderson also carded a hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole during the second round.

Junior Alaina Yeatts rounded out the Seahawks’ efforts with an 18-over-par score through two rounds.

Junior Lyberty Anderson, who finished tied for 26th place, posted an eagle on the 14th hole in addition to a birdie on the 4th. (Courtesy of UNCW Athletics)
Junior Lyberty Anderson, who finished tied for 26th place, posted an eagle on the 14th hole in addition to a birdie on the 4th. (Courtesy of UNCW Athletics)

Junior Lyberty Anderson carded a one-under-par 71 to lead UNCW during the final round of the LSU Tiger Classic at The University Club on Sunday afternoon.

The Seahawks, who finished in ninth place in the tournament, fashioned a 300 team score in the third round, marking their best effort of the weekend.

Duke, which is No. 11 in the latest GolfStat rankings, parlayed a five-under-par effort in the final round into winning the team title by 18 strokes over Oklahoma State.

Anderson, who finished in a tie for 26th place, posted an eagle on the 14th hole in addition to recording a birdie on the fourth hole. She completed the tournament with a seven-over-par score of 223.

Freshman Thao My Nguyen claimed a share of 22nd place with a three-round score of 74-73-75=222 while junior Kayla Thompson followed in a tie for 34th place after posting a two-over-par 74 in the final round.

Sophomore Ellinoora Moisio earned a piece of 52nd place while junior Alaina Yeatts closed out the Seahawks’ contingent in 80th place.

The Seahawks will compete at the Clemson Invitational next weekend in their final tune-up before the Colonial Athletic Association Championship.

-Content provided by Eric Rhew, UNCW Athletics

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