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Chants Third; Hinchman Fourth at The Challenge at Onion Creek

Marissa Hinchman's fourth-place finish was the best of her career

       

Lena Schaeffner fired the low round of her career on Tuesday.

Lena Schaeffner fired the low round of her career on Tuesday.

Oct. 1, 2013

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - Led by a career-best fourth-place finish by sophomore Marissa Hinchman, the Coastal Carolina women's golf team tied for third on the team leaderboard at the 54-hole The Challenge at Onion Creek tournament hosted by Texas State.

Coastal, which co-led the tournament with 15 birdies over the final round of play, carded a 35-over final score of 875 (291-298-286). The Chants' 286 third-round score was the lowest for the team this season in nine total rounds of competition. Moreover, the 286 round is tied for the fourth-best in Chanticleer history, while the 875 54-hole score ranks third-best. Coastal truly benefited from its par-5 scoring, playing the holes at a combined 1-over for the tournament.

Hinchman's fourth-place finish was the best of her career and Coastal's tops in a team event since Brittany Henderson won the Big South Championship last spring. Hinchman carded a final round of 73 to post a 54-hole score of 4-over 214 (69-72-73). She closed the third round of play with three birdies and an even-par score on the trio of par-5 holes.

Frida Castillo tied for seventh in the 61-competitor field with a score of 8-over 218 (76-71-71), marking the fourth top-10 showing of her career. Castillo co-led the field over the final round with five birdies, including two on par-3 holes.

Lena Schaeffner, Nadia Luttner and Emee Herbert each tied for 25th overall with matching 226 scores. Schaeffner (80-77-69) rebounded from an uncharacteristic first day of competition to shoot Coastal's low round of the day. The sophomore turned in four birdies against three bogeys to card a career-low 69 round. Luttner (71-78-77) used two birdies to shave a stroke off her second round score en route to posting a third-round 77. Herbert (75-78-73) vastly improved over the final round of competition to shoot a 73 with a pair of short birdie putts.

Saskia Sterud, who played in the event as an individual, placed 49th with a score of 238. Sterud (80-81-77) played the best round of her tournament on the final day to card a 77.

Coastal's next tournament is the Charleston Southern-hosted CSU Wendy's Invitational at the Rivertowne Country Club in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. The 54-hole tournament opens with 36 holes of play of Monday, Oct. 7 and concludes with a final 18 holes on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The Challenge at Onion Creek
Onion Creek Original Course
Austin, Texas
Par: 70 - 5,885 yards
Dates: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

	TEAM            	RD1	RD2	RD3	TOTAL	TO PAR
1.	Texas Tech      	291	291	286	868	+28
2.	Miami            	293	292	286	871	+31
3-t.	Coastal Carolina	291	298	286	875	+35
3-t.	Kansas           	294	289	292	875	+35
5.	Texas State      	294	291	300	885	+45
6.	Iowa             	297	293	308	898	+58
7.	Grand Canyon     	297	302	302	901	+61
8.	Kansas State     	303	303	298	904	+64
9.	Michigan        	307	309	299	915	+75
10.	St. Edwards     	311	311	317	939	+99
11.	UTPA             	322	333	312	967	+127

Individual Medalist Elin Arvidsson (Texas Tech) 72 67 69 208 -2

Coastal Carolina Results 4. Marissa Hinchman 69 72 73 214 +4 7-t. Frida Castillo 76 71 71 218 +8 25-t. Lena Schaeffner 80 77 69 226 +16 25-t. Nadia Luttner 71 78 77 226 +16 25-t. Emee Herbert 75 78 73 226 +16 Individual 49. Saskia Sterud 80 81 77 238 +28