By Andrew Lichtenauer
The women’s golf team finished sixth and ninth of 11 teams at the UNC-Wilmington Seahawk Classic on March 24 and 25, respectively in Wallace, N.C. The Bison posted team scores of 306, 311 and 312 in the 54-hole event, putting them 63 strokes behind tournament champion East Carolina. Old Dominion came in second (872) followed by first-round leader Longwood (873).
Leading the Orange and Blue was Bridget Wilcox ’14, who started off the tournament with an exceptional first round of one-under-par (71). The sophomore followed her impressive first round with solid rounds of 76 and 78 to finish off the 54-hole event in a tie for 19th place individually (225).
“My driving and irons have really improved and I was feeling confident going into the round,” Willcox said. “I have been working really hard and it definitely paid off.”
Lauren Bernard ’14 had the low round of the day on Sunday for Bison, posting a third-round 75. Minjoo Lee ’12 finished with a pair of 79s after shooting 77 on March 24.
James Madison’s Nicole Sakamoto was the individual medalist with a four-under 212. Sakamoto beat out second-place finisher Samantha Morrell of Old Dominion by just one shot.
The Bison will hit the links again when they compete in the Big South Championship April 9-11 at The Patriot Club in Ninety-Six, S.C.