MCCALLA, ALA. -- The Coastal Carolina women's golf team shot the best team round in tournament history to vault over Winthrop and finish as the runner-up at the 2006 PUPS/PDPS Big South Conference Championship, Apr. 12. The three-round tournament was played at the Bent Brook Golf Course (Par 72 - 6,184 yards) in McCalla, Ala., Apr. 10-12.
The second-seeded Lady Chanticleers fired a one-under 287 on the day, the best round in the history of the event by four shots, to surpass Winthrop for second. CCU had trailed the Eagles by 14 shots heading into the final round, but WU shot 303 to finish at 907, while the Lady Chants finished at 905. Top-seed and host Birmingham-Southern earned the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Regional by shooting 300 on the final day and finish at 899, a new league championship record score for 54 holes.
Freshman Ann Maness (Galivants Ferry, S.C./Aynor) was outstanding on the final day, firing a single-round tournament and school record 68 in the final round to finish at 217 and take a one shot victory over Winthrop's Erin White. Maness is now the fourth Lady Chanticleer ever to earn medalist honors at the Big South Championships. Junior Katy Heher (Nichols, S.C./Pee Dee Academy) tied for fifth at 223, firing a one-under 71 in the final round. Senior Lindsey Letzig (Richmond, Mo./Richmond) wrapped up her collegiate career with a tie for 11th at 232.
Team Results Scores
1. Birmingham Southern 301-298-290=889
2. Coastal Carolina 307-311-287=905
3. Winthrop 304-300-303=907
4. High Point 309-309-312=930
5. Bucknell 322-320-314=956
6. Radford 317-339-320=976
7. Charleston Southern 332-331-331=994
8. Holy Cross 367-363-335=1065
Individual Results (Top 5 Plus Coastal)
1. Ann Maness (Coastal) 76-73-68=217
2. Erin White (Winthrop) 70-73-75=218
3. Jill Stupiansky (Birm.-Southern) 78-73-70=221
4. Kate O'Sullivan (High Point) 72-76-74=222
5. Katy Heher (Coastal) 74-78-71=223
Allison Mitchell (Birm.-Southern) 75-74-74=223
t11. Lindsey Letzig (Coastal) 77-81-74=232
17. Rachel Graves (Coastal) 80-81-74=235
t19. Richelle Wedzik (Coastal) 80-79-78=237