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Women's Golf Moves Up For Sixth-Place Finish at Wingate Challenge


MONROE, N.C. -- Catawba moved up four spots in Tuesday’s final round of the Wingate Challenge Women’s Golf Tournament to post a sixth-place finish among the 11 teams. The two-day event was held at the 5,968-yard, par-72 Rolling Hills Country Club.

The Catawba Indians carded a 315 total on day two to jump up in the standings to finish with a 646 score for the two rounds. It was the fourth-best team round on Tuesday, just behind Wingate (314) and North Georgia (313). Lenoir-Rhyne shot a 303 in round two to win the tournament by 10 shots over Wingate. The Bears had a 615 score for the tournament.

Kaley Barts posted a top 10 for Catawba as she was ninth on a score of 154. She had a 74 on Tuesday, shaving two shots off her opening round. Victoria Hedrick placed 29th (162) and Sarah Coltrane (163) 30th, after closing with a 77 in round two.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Ainee O’Connor earned medalist honors in a playoff with Nicola Robertson, of King. Connor was able to par the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th to get the win. Their 149 total was one shot better than North Georgia’s Megan Sabol, who finished third.

Catawba was third in the field in birdies with 13 during the tournament. Barts led the team with four, while Hedrick and Coltrane each had three.

Catawba will next tee it up in the Sunoco Campbell Oil Invitational on March 28-29 at the River Landing Golf Club in Wallace, N.C.

 1. Lenoir-Rhyne 312-303=615
 2. Wingate  311-314=625
3t. North Georgia 319-313=632
3t. Young Harris 312-320=632
 5. Lincoln Memorial 308-331=639
6t. CATAWBA 331-315=646
6t. Tusculum 329-317=646
 8. Coker 329-320=649
 9. Belmont Abbey 325-328=653
10. King 329-334=663
11. Pfeiffer 347-353=700

Catawba Finishers
 9. Kaley Barts, 78-76=154
29. Victoria Hedrick, 82-80=162
30. Sarah Coltrane, 86-77=163
35. Madison Moore, 85-82=167
49. Jaime Cassell, 90-84=174

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