March 21, 2012
PINEHURST, N.C. – After finishing day one in 16th, Marshall women’s golf struggled on day two and finished the Pinehurst Challenge in the same spot on Tuesday. The Herd finished the three-round event with a 967 score to put them 103 over par.
“We need to get our stuff together,” said head coach Meredith Knight Rowsey. “We have three days to get ready for the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic. We are going to focus and improve our game before leaving for Wallace, N.C.”
Korakot Simsiriwong continued to swing the best for the Herd and finished the tournament with a 231 to put the freshman golfer 15 over par. Simisirwong tied for 52nd inidividually.
Pinehurst, N.C. native, Kristyn Morrone followed with a combined tally of 243 to put the junior golfer +27 for the challenge.
After struggling on day one and finishing round one and two with an 83 and 84, respectively, sophomore Rachel Thompson knocked off five strokes on day two and finished with a 246 combined score.
Senior Maria Battaglia posted a combined score of 256, while Allison Harper was unable to finish round three due to an injury.
North Carolina State took home the Pinehurst Challenge title after finishing the tournament with a team score of 865, just one stroke over par. Wolfpack golfer Brittany Marchand shot the best individually in the field with a combined score of 211 (-5).
Marshall women’s golf will return to the road on Saturday for the UNCW Lady Seahawk Classic. The tournament will be hosted in Wallace N.C. and will be played on Saturday and Sunday.