March 11, 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The East Carolina women’s golf team took second place at the inaugural JMU/Eagle Landing Invitational Tuesday after posting a final round score of 287 to go with rounds of 298 and 294 for a total of 879.
Leading the way for the Pirates was junior Ana Maria Puche (216) who finished in second place after closing out the first two rounds tied for fifth. The Barranquilla, Colombia native tied her career-low round of 71 on the final day, while recording her best collegiate finish.
Sophomore Amber Littman (217) dropped to a tie for third after a final round score of 76 collecting her ninth career top-10 finish. Freshman Amy Otteson registered rounds of 76, 74 and 73 to finish tied for 13th. She led the field with 44 pars and was among the leaders in par-4 scoring (4.13).
Rounding out the Pirates play were junior Abby Bools (227) who shared 19th place and sophomore Colleen Estes (233) who finished tied for 45th.
Chattanooga’s Emma deGroot (212) was the only golfer to finish under par to win the individual championship. deGroot finished at 4-under-par to finish four shots ahead Puche. South Florida’s Rachel Edwards (217) shared third place with Littman, one stroke ahead Chattanooga’s Moa Duf (74-73-71—218), who finished in fifth.
Chattanooga won the team-tournament championship after carding a tournament-low 283 on Tuesday. The Mocs finished with a three-round total of 866 after shooting rounds of 291 and 292. ECU (298-294-287—879) finished in second, ahead of South Florida (296-296-297—889) in third, Kennesaw State (300-289-306—895) in fourth and Yale (306-299-303—908) rounding out the top five.
The Pirates will be back in action on March 23 when they participate in the UNCW/ Lady Seahawk Intercollegiate.