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    Aug 19, 2013

    Playing With The World's Best
    Two Wolfpack players may be late to campus while playing in a prestigious tournament. Augusta James and Brittany Marchand earned tournament exemptions to play in the CN Canadian Women's Open from Aug. 19-25 in Edmonton. The tournament features 46 of the world's top 50 players and 96 of the LPGA's top 100 money winners.

    The Carolinas
    The summer golf season started here in the Triangle in May, as Stephanie Pribonic and Caroline Ellington each had strong showings at the Carolina Women's Amateur Championship at Treyburn Country Club in Durham. Pribonic (75-73-73-221) tied for seventh in the tourney and Ellington (76-79-80) finished in a tie for 18th place.



    Internship In The Golf Game
    Tatum Briele, a fifth-year senior from New Bern, N.C., completed a summer internship with the American Junior Golf Association's office in Braselton, Ga.

    Wolfpack Represented In Canadian Women's Am
    Vivian Tsui led six NC State players in the four-day Canadian Women's Amateur Championship in Beloleil, Quebec, in July. Tsui placed fourth with a score of 289, followed by Brittany Marchand, Lindsay McGetrick and Augusta James, who all placed among the tourney's top 25 finishers. Ana Menendez (302) and Caroline Ellington (305) also competed.

    Canadian National Team
    Augusta James and Brittany Marchand played with the Canadian National Women's Amateur Golf Team, playing events on the CN Canadian Women's Tour. In May, both James and Marchand finished in the top six at a 36-hole tournament in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. Marchand tied for fourth in a two-day, 36-hole tournament in June at Cowansville, Quebec. James tied for seventh in that tournament.

    Vivian Plays US Am
    Vivian Tsui, qualified for the US Women's Amateur Championship in Charleston, S.C. To make the field, Tsui carded a 75 on July 8 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Tsui fired a 36-hole score of 156, just six shots short of qualifying for the final.

    Five of head coach Page Marsh's student-athletes played the North & South Women's Amateur Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. The tournament, in its 111th year, is one of the most sought-after amateur tourneys in the nation. All five NCSU players made the 54-hole cut and were in contention to make the 16-player match play. Brittany Marchand and Ana Menendez led the NCSU quintet with a score of 219, just one shot away from a spot in the match play finals.

    Top 20 At The Eastern
    Two NC State players, Lindsay McGetrick and Stephanie Pribonic, finished in the top 20 at the WEGA Amateur Championship in June in Williamsburg, Va. McGetrick recorded a three-day score of 220 to place 11th in the 80-player field. Pribonic, a Wake Forest, N.C., native who was added to the team last spring, placed 14th with a 222 score.

    Great Scot
    Rachael Taylor had a busy summer playing in Europe with her German club team. The Scotland-born Taylor played in the German Team Championships series throughout the entire summer and the Scottish Junior Open at Inverness Golf Club on July 24-26. After playing in Scotland's Mackie Bowl in Gullane, Scotland, Taylor concluded her summer on Aug. 4 at a German team tournament in Nuremberg.

    4-Ball Playoff
    Stephanie Pribonic recently played in the Carolinas Women's Four-Ball Championship at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary. Along with teammate Courtney Kim, she was tied for the tourney lead before being edged in a one-hole playoff.

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