Marchand, Wolfpack Finish Fourth At Cougar Classic
Sept. 10, 2013
HANAHAN, S.C. - Led by tournament runner-up Brittany Marchand, the NC State women's golf team placed fourth at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in South Carolina.
Marchand fired a 69 on the final day and pull into a tie with two players from Clemson for second place. Her clutch birdies on the 10th and 18th holes enabled her to bounce back and climb up the tournament leaderboard.
Britt fighting back today was inspiring to all," head coach Page Marsh said. "She was a warrior."
The Wolfpack, ranked 20th in the country in the USGCA/Golf World preseason poll, carded a tourney score of 863, just four shots behind tournament champion Florida. Clemson placed second with a total of 860 and host school College of Charleston placed third one shot behind the Tigers.
Augusta James and Vivian Tsui each finished with a 217 total to end in a tie for 13th place. Ana Menendez was just one shot behind and placed 19th. Rachael Taylor rounded out the lineup with a score of 228.
"We showed great heart. I'm proud to be their coach," Marsh said. "It was a great effort and they understand their strengths and are receptive to work on areas to be improved. We had a great group representing NC State."
"I appreciate my coaching staff and their support of our players," the Wolfpack coach said. "This was Jessica's first event with us and I appreciate Sally's time and experience in support of us."
NC State returns to action when it travels to Tennessee for the Mason Randolph Championship, hosted by Vanderbilt Sept. 20-22. The 15-team field includes ACC rivals Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest.