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Women's Golf Finishes 14th at UNLV Spring Invitational

       

Women's Golf Finishes 14th at UNLV Spring Invitational

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                LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- The Coastal Carolina University women's golf team continued to improve its scoring and posted its best round of the tournament to finish 14th at the nationally-renowned UNLV Spring Invitational, Mar. 9-11. The three-day, 54-hole tournament was the spring opener for the Chanticleers and was played at the Boulder Creek Golf Club (Par 72 - 6,234 yards) in Las Vegas, Nev.

                After posting a 330 in tough conditions on the opening day and following it up with 304 in the second round, Coastal Carolina had its best round of the event with an 8-over 296 to finish at 930 in 14th. Host No. 34 UNLV, one of five ranked teams in the field, took home the team title with an 884, two shots ahead of Texas Tech in second and 10 shots better than third-place Georgia.

                The Chanticleers were paced by junior Aruka Felgueroso, who continued to improve throughout the tournament and finished tied for 22nd after a 2-under 70 in the final round put her at 9-over 225 for the event. Senior Ann Maness also had a top-25 finish, tying for 24th at 226. Sophomores Carmen Jones and Alicia Grier were next for Coastal Carolina, tying for 72nd and 83rd, respectively, while senior Jessica Vincent finished 92nd.

                Coastal Carolina will return to the course Friday-Sunday, March 27-29 in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

Team Results (Golfstat Rank)            Scores
                1.             UNLV (43)             312-283-289=884
                2.             Texas Tech            306-291-289=886
                3.             Georgia (8)             312-292-290=894
                T4.          Oregon (38)           311-301-283=895
                T4.          Washington (36) 325-288-282=895
                6.             Kent State (22)      319-294-288=901
                7.             Tulsa      306-302-294=902
                8.             Oregon State         317-296-296=909
                9.             Campbell                323-294-293=910
                10.           Nebraska               330-288-299=917
                11.           Brigham Young    321-303-297=921
                12.           Missouri                324-298-302=924
                13.           Fresno State          323-304-299=926
                14.           Coastal Carolina   330-304-296=930
                15.           Washington State                337-300-294=931
                16.           Idaho      334-301-299=934
                17.           Southern Methodist            325-314-297=936
                18.           UNLV (B)               326-315-309=950

 Individual Results (Top 5 Plus Coastal Carolina)
               T1.          Mallory Hetzel (
Georgia)     75-71-68=214
                T1.          Marta Silva (Georgia)          70-74-70=214
                3.             Anya Alvarez (Washington)             79-69-67=215
                4.             Natasha Krishna (UNLV)    77-69-70=216
                5.             Cathryn Bristow (Oregon) 75-75-68=218

               T22.        Aruka Felgueroso (Coastal Carolina)               83-72-70=225
               T24. Ann Maness (Coastal Carolina)               78-74-74=226
               T72.        Carmen Jones (Coastal Carolina)       87-78-75=240
               T83.        Alicia Grier (Coastal Carolina)            82-80-81=243
                92.           Jessica Vincent (Coastal Carolina)    89-82-77=248