Senior Stephanie Wagstaff (pictured) and freshman Gemma Dryburgh each fired a 2-over 74 on Sunday to lead the Green Wave.
April 8, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane senior Stephanie Wagstaff and freshman Gemma Dryburgh each fired a team-low 2-over 74 on Sunday and the 33rd-ranked Green Wave combined for a 12-over 300 to finish in 10th place following the final round of the 2012 Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.
Senior Samantha Troyanovich, who was TU's first round leader, logged a 4-over 76 today and posted the top finish by a Green Wave golfer with an 8-over 224 total, which was good enough for 22nd place.
Junior Maribel Lopez Porras entered the final round at 3-over through 36 holes, but a 6-over 78 today set her back and she finished with a 9-over 225 for 25th place.
After recording an 8-over 80 during Friday's opening round, Dryburgh played her final two rounds with a 2-over total and finished in 30th place with a 10-over total.
Wagstaff carded her best round of the event today and finished in 43rd place with a 13-over total, while senior Ashley McKenney also saved her best round for the final day, as she went to the clubhouse with a 4-over 76 and completed the tournament in 72nd place.
The 10th-ranked Duke Blue Devils rallied for a furious comeback with a1-over total as a team today and tied No. 14 Tennessee for first place. The teams returned to the course and met in a playoff at the 18th hole to decide which team would go home with the winner's trophy. All five players played the hole and the best four scores were taken. Tennessee made four pars, but Duke was not able to match and the Lady Volunteers won the event.
No. 32 Florida State was third, while No. 19 Ohio State and No. 6 North Carolina each finished in a tie for fourth place.
On the individual leaderboard, Duke's Lindy Duncan, the nation's top-ranked golfer, claimed medalist honors with a 4-under 212 total, which was two strokes better than second place Fanny Cnops from UNC Greensboro.
The Green Wave will take two weeks off and returns to action at the Conference USA Championships, April 23-25, at the Peninsula Golf Club in Gulf Shores, Ala.
10 Tulane 306-296-300=902 (+38) T22 Samantha Troyanovich 71-77-76=224 (+8) T25 Maribel Lopez Porras 75-72-78=225 (+9) T30 Gemma Dryburgh 80-72-74=226 (+10) T43 Stephanie Wagstaff 80-75-74=229 (+13) T72 Ashley McKenney 80-80-76=236 (+20)Team Standings
*T1. Duke (+18), *T1. Tennessee (+18), 3. Florida State (+25), T4. Ohio State (+28), T4. North Carolina (+28), 6. South Carolina (+30), 7. Wake Forest (+31), 8. Northwestern (+32), 9. UNC Greensboro (+36), 10. Tulane (+38), 11. Virginia (+39), 12. Michigan State (+45), 13. Kentucky (+47), 14. North Carolina State (+48), 15. UNC Wilmington (+62), 16. Louisville (+77), 17. College of Charleston (+83)
Individual Standings (top-10 only)
1. Lindy Duncan, Duke (-4), 2. Fanny Cnops, UNC Greensboro (-2), T3. Erica Popson, Tennessee (E), T3. Rachel Rohanna, Ohio State (E), T5. Katie Burnett, South Carolina (+3), T5. Jessica Negron, Florida State (+3), T7. O. Kristindottir, Wake Forest (+4), T7. Amanda Strang, South Carolina (+4), T9. Laure Castelain, Florida State (+5), T9. Marissa Dodd, Wake Forest (+5), T9. Stacey Kim, Duke (+5), T9. Nathalie Mansson, Tennessee (+5)
*Tennessee won in a play-off