15th Place Finish At Tiger/Wave Classic for W. Golf
New Orleans, La. - The NC State women's golf team posted its best score of the weekend of +14 (302) to finish 15th at the LSU Tiger/Wave Classic.
The Wolfpack finished the three-day event with a team score of +63 (306-319-302=927) at English Turn Golf & Country Club, a par-72, 6,132-yard layout. NC State wound up defeating three ranked teams among the stacked field of 16 programs ranked in the top-50.
Sophomore Meghan Chapman finished up a very steady tournament with a final-round two-over-par 74 on Sunday to place tied for 20th at +9 (75-76-74=225). Starting from hole No. 7, Chapman was at -1 after her third birdie of the day at No. 2, but she played the final three holes at +4 to finish at two-over for the day.
Senior Emily Street carded a second-straight five-over par 77 to finish up tied for 41st at +14 (76-77-77=230). Street picked up her only birdie at No. 12, her sixth hole of the day, and was at just one-over through nine holes, but played her last nine holes four-over.
Senior Kathleen Strandberg fired her best round of the tournament with a four-over 76 to place in a tie for 79th at +22 (81-81-76=238). Strandberg had a pair of birdies Sunday to highlight her final round.
Brooke Baker bounced back from yesterday's stuggle with a three-over 75 today to finish tied for 104th at +29 (74-96-75=245). After starting with a double bogey at her first hole of the day at No. 9, she dropped all the way back to +5 with four holes to play. Then she rallied with three straight birdies, before a final hole bogey left at three over.
Freshman Amanda Baker finished tied for 111th at +32 (82-85-81=248). She fired her best round of the three-day tournament with a nine-over 81 on Sunday.
Auburn won the event with a score of +25 (889), followed by TCU (896) and Alabama (897). LSU's Megan McChyrstal topped the leaderboard at -3 (213).
The Pack will take part in the two-day Pinehurst Challenge March 22-23 at Pinehust No. 8 in Pinehurst, N.C.
NC State Scores
T20. Meghan Chapman 75-76-74=225 (+9)
T41. Emily Street 76-77-77=230 (+14)
T79. Kathleen Strandberg 81-81-76=238 (+22)
T104. Brooke Baker 74-96-75=245 (+29)
T111. Amanda Baker 82-85-81=248 (+32)