Wolfpack Ties For 10th To Cap Best Finish In School History
May 23, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - The NC State women's golf team capped its record season by finishing tied for 10th at the NCAA Women's Golf Championship, the best finish in school history.
Augusta James (74-70-67-73--284) led the Wolfpack in the 72-hole event, shooting 4 over for the tournament. She tied for 13th in the 126-player event, and she was among just a handful of players to shoot a round of 67 during the week.
NC State's two seniors in the lineup, Brittany Marchand and Ana Menendez, finished their stellar collegiate golf careers having played every single round over the last four seasons. Marchand's last college round was an even par 70. Marchand tied for 43rd overall. Menendez (82-71-71-78--302) shot a 78 and finished 98th.
Lindsay McGetrick (78-70-73-74--295) was among the middle of the field, finishing in a tie for 67th. Rachael Taylor (76-78-77-75--306) rounded out the lineup by shooting a 5 over 75, her best round of the four-day championship.
The school-record performance saw a considerable comeback for NC State during the week. The Wolfpack started 23rd in the 24-team field after the first round and climbed each day.
Duke (+10) won the national title by two strokes over USC (+12). It was the sixth national championship for Duke, which tied with NC State at the NCAA East Regional back on May 10. UCLA was third and Oklahoma placed fourth. USC's Doris Chen (-6) was the individual champion.