BOONE, N.C. – The Appalachian State University women’s golf team tied for a third-place finish at the Hound Ears Intercollegiate, which the team hosted just a few miles from campus.
The Mountaineers enjoyed two beautiful, sunny days for the two-round tournament held Monday and Tuesday at the Hound Ears Club. Appalachian finished with team rounds of 323 and 319 for a two-day total of 642 (+31).
App State tied for third with Gardner-Webb. William & Mary claimed the team title, while Radford was runner-up.
“We were really thrilled to host this tournament at Hound Ears,” App State head coach Heather Brown said. “This is the first time in my tenure of 11 years that we’ve hosted an event here. It’s such a great venue, and it was a great experience for everyone.”
Sophomore Abby Bolt led the Mountaineers individually, tying for a sixth-place finish at 13-over-par. Bolt notched a first-round 76 (+4) and entered Tuesday’s action tied for first. The sophomore dominated par 5s, finishing at 1-over on those holes throughout the tournament.
Five other Mountaineers recorded top-20 finishes, including sophomore Mogie Adamchik (T-8, +15), senior Joliana Elias (T-8, +15), junior Melany Chong (T-11, +16), freshman Kayla Ward (T-11, +16) and senior Patricia Thompson (T-20, +22).
Thompson finished the tournament tied for the best score on par 3s, tallying a 1-under between two rounds.
“We didn’t quite play to the caliber that we were hoping, but we were at least able to battle some of the tough conditions and stay in the mix,” Brown said. “We’re going to take what we learn from this one and hopefully this will motivate us to finish strong.”
App State will close out its fall schedule with the Terrier Intercollegiate in Spartanburg, S.C. Sun Belt opponent Georgia Southern will also be playing in the tournament scheduled for Oct. 29-30.