NC State Surges In Final Day Of Landfall Tradition
Oct. 27, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The NC State women's golf team improved its Saturday performance by 11 strokes to surge to 10th place in the standings at the Landfall Tradition, hosted by UNC Wilmington.
After totaling scores of 323 and 305, respectively, in the tournament's first two rounds, the Wolfpack finished strong with a mark of 294. After standing in 17th place after the first day, NC State surged all the way into the top 10.
"Our team did a great job to rally today," head coach Page Marsh said. "We were very determined. You could see they were enjoying the challenge of the day. It was a beautiful day for golf and we were supported well by so many fans in the area."
Vivian Tsui led NC State with a one-under 71 on Sunday. She finished with a team-best 228 mark and tied for 27th among 96 players. Brittany Marchand had her best round of the weekend as well, firing an even-par 72 to finish one shot behind Tsui for the weekend. Additionally, Ana Menendez posted a final round of 74, by far her best mark of the tournament.
Rachael Taylor finished with a 54-hole score of 246 and Augusta James had a 36-hole mark of 144. She did not finish play on Friday, but her Saturday score of 67 ended up being the best round of any player in the tournament.
As a team, NC State finished two shots ahead of Notre Dame, Ohio State and North Carolina for 10th. Alabama (867) won the tournament by eight strokes over Duke (875). Clemson, South Carolina and Wake Forest rounded out the tourney's five top teams, respectively. Stephanie Meadow (-3) of Alabama was the individual medalist.
The Landfall Tradition was NC State's final event of the fall season. The Wolfpack, which has been nationally-ranked all throughout the fall, will resume play in Rio, Mar, Puerto Rico in February.